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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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Will my DNAR be observed?
Can family overrule a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation order?
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Health Q&A: What does pre-diabetes mean?
Dr Mark Porter addresses a reader’s concern about borderline blood sugar levels.
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Health Q&A: blood pressure drugs and falls
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s concern that blood pressure drugs may be related to falls.
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Why won’t my GP prescribe paracetamol?
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s drug dilemma.
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Do I need to fast before a cholesterol test?
Dr Mark Porter on whether or not is it really necessary to fast before the test.
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What’s the best way to take iron supplements?
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader who gets an upset stomach from iron supplements.
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Health Q&A: statins and cancer risk
Dr Mark Porter on whether there is a known link between taking statins and developing cancer.
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Can constipation make you tired?
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s question about recent bowel problems and lethargy.
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Is there an alternative to reading glasses?
Dr Mark Porter responds to a query about wearing a contact lens in one eye.
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