ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

health professional

A health professional is a person who helps people stay healthy or treats them when they are sick. Just like how your teacher helps you learn in school, health professionals help people learn how to take care of their bodies and minds.

Health professionals can be doctors, nurses, dentists, physical therapists, psychologists, and many others. They go to school for a long time to learn everything they need to know about the human body and how to help people feel better.

When you go to see a health professional, they ask you lots of questions to figure out what might be wrong. They might check your temperature, your heart rate, or even listen to your lungs with a stethoscope. They might also give you medicine or exercises to help you feel better.

Sometimes, health professionals might also work in hospitals or clinics to help take care of lots of people at once. They might help deliver babies, give shots, or even perform surgery if someone is very sick.

The important thing to remember is that health professionals are here to help you stay healthy and feel better when you are sick. They are like superheroes but instead of capes, they wear stethoscopes and lab coats!