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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worried wife
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Different size testicles

Dr Porter advises a reader who is worried about unevenly sized testicles in her husband.

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man coughing
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Acid reflux cough

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader worried by her husband’s coughing after eating.

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Peyronie’s is associated with a number of underlying problems including raised blood pressure.
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Peyronie’s disease

Dr Porter advises a reader who has noticed a change in the shape of his penis.

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Stomach ache
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Is it IBS or an intolerance?

Dr Porter advises a reader whose upset tummy is not responding to IBS treatment.

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Antidepressants
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Am I addicted to antidepressants?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader who worries about addiction to antidepressants.

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painkillers
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Daily headaches and painkillers

Dr Porter advises a reader who suffers from daily headaches.

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Giving blood
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How will I feel after giving blood?

Dr Porter explains how long it takes to recover from giving blood.

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shin pain
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Shooting pains in shins

Dr Porter advises a reader who experiences shin pain after jogging.

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Osteoarthritis
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Preventing osteoarthritis

Dr Porter advises a reader who wants to know how to prevent osteoarthritis.

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