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.

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Dietary triggers for migraine may include chocolate, cheese, orange juice and red wine.
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What triggers migraines?

Dr Mark Porter discusses common triggers for migraine.

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Asthma inhaler
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Should people with asthma avoid aspirin?

Dr Mark Porter explains why some people with asthma need to avoid aspirin.

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Painkillers
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Can painkillers cause headaches?

Dr Mark Porter on the paradoxical problem of painkillers causing headaches.

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Woman sneezing
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Pelvic floor and sneezing

Dr Mark Porter advises a woman who finds sneezing causes a problem.

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Tired eyes working at computer
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Is the computer making my eyes gritty?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose eyes feel gritty when working on a computer.

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Man on exercise bike in gym
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Why did I nearly faint during a workout?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader who felt faint during a gym workout.

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Dream catcher
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Are my nightmares linked to statins?

Dr Mark Porter on whether nightmares can be a side effect of taking simvastatin.

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Blood sugar test
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Do I have pre-diabetes?

Dr Mark Porter explains how blood sugar is measured.

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Inflamed appendix
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Does appendix removal affect health?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader who wonders whether having their appendix removed can affect their health afterwards.

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