Our new health columnist, Dr Mark Porter, is one of the country’s best-known GPs.
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.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s query about a right-sided headache that caused eye watering.
Dr Mark Porter addresses a reader’s concern about borderline blood sugar levels.
Dr Mark Porter clears up confusion about whether fibre is always good for you.
Dr Mark Porter addresses a reader’s query about shoulder pain that may be caused by swimming.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s concern that blood pressure drugs may be related to falls.
Dr Mark Porter answers a reader’s query about whether it’s worth taking Vitamin E.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s query about shaky hands.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s query about heel pain.
Dr Mark Porter on why it's better to eat a fruit rather than drink its juice.