30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 4- Health and Medicine

By Shivam

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Hey there,

How are you doing today?

I hope you have read the previous articles of this series; well if not, go read them first and come back here again soon.

I am back again with another topic of our “Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” which has received some good response till now and I wish it keeps going like this.

So I would not beat around the bush and get straight down to the topic:


Rohan went to the doctor as he was having a severe pain in his abdomen area. It was unclear to everyone about why it happened until he was diagnosed with a serious medical condition. The reports said he had acute pancreatitis.

We were not sure if he will have an operation or there is just medication required, but fortunately, his doctors prescribed a course of medication for three months and advised him for weekly health checkups.

He was strictly advised to follow the dose as he was told to, because an overdose could have caused an adverse effect on his present condition.

By God’s grace, his body responded well to the treatment and he made a full recovery in three months.

Vocabulary to Acquire

Diagnosed with a serious medical condition
Explanation: Now I can’t say for all, but two out of four non-natives never use the word ‘diagnosed’ with ‘serious medical condition’. It is always appropriate to use this whole phrase as it is, because not only these words collocate with each other, but also improve your overall natural fluency. People often make a mistake by saying ‘He is found with a serious disease’. Although the person in front of you might get your drift and understand what you are saying,  it’s always better to use the right phrase, which is ‘Diagnosed with a serious medical condition’.

Course of medication
Explanation: I think it is a self-explanatory phrase which you would have definitely understood. An example to explain this would be- “She is on a course of medication for Tuberculosis”.

Weekly health checkups
Explanation: The checkups where the doctor checks the improvement of patient’s health condition on a weekly basis so as to change any dose or to check if the body is responding well to the treatment.

Follow the dose
Explanation: To follow the timing and amount of medicine to be taken by the patient.

Explanation: To take more than advised by the doctor.

Adverse effect
Explanation: to have a negative effect on a patient’s health as a result of overdose or reaction.

Responded well to the treatment
Explanation: This means the body has shown positive results after medication or treatment which has been given to the patient.

Full recovery
Explanation: This phrase is used when the disease is completely cured after specific treatment or medication.

How did you find today’s chapter dedicated to medicine?

Did you like it?

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life.

Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


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