Dr Mark Porter

Dr Mark Porter

With 26 years’ experience in practice and a partner in a busy South Gloucestershire surgery, Mark is also resident doctor on BBC One’s The One Show, presents Radio 4’s Inside Health, writes for The Times, and has even popped up on celebrity versions of The Weakest Link and Mastermind. Saga Magazine readers can ask for his expert opinion on any health issue, from a sprained wrist to high cholesterol or chronic disease. Mark was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to medicine.

Latest Articles from Dr

Sources of co-enzyme Q10
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Q10 supplement with statins

Do you need a Q10 supplement if you take statins?

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Tingling sensation in hand
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What causes tingling fingers?

Dr Mark Porter answers a reader’s questions about tingling fingers on one hand.

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Statins
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Statins: an insider’s guide

Who genuinely needs to take statins? Read the lowdown from GP Dr Mark Porter.

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female hair loss
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Women’s hair loss treatments

Dr Mark Porter answers a reader’s question about treatments for female hair loss.

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knee pain
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Why does my knee ache when I’m away?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose knee aches more when visiting family,

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Tinnitus - hearing sounds when no external sound is present – is a common problem. Photo posed by model.
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What’s that whooshing noise in my ear?

Dr Mark Porter explains why some forms of tinnitus need investigating.

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A reader's shoulder surgery has resulted in an itchy scar.
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Why does my scar itch?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader with an itchy, red scar what can be done about it.

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Beer and lager drinkers take in far more fluid than is lost through the diuretic action of the alcohol.
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How can I prevent the dehydrating effects of alcohol?

Dr Mark Porter explains how to avoid dehydration when drinking alcohol.

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It is important to look for underlying causes of low blood pressure.
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How can I manage my low blood pressure?

Dr Mark Porter discusses underlying issues for low blood pressure, and how it can be remedied.

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