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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Man coughing
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Still coughing after two months

Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader whose cough has lasted two months.

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Man with a cold
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Health Q&A: supplements for colds

Dr Mark Porter answers a reader’s question about the best supplements to help colds.

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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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Concentrate on optimising your driving position before considering extra cushions.
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Lumbar support for a car seat

Dr Mark Porter recommends a healthy driving position for a reader with a bad back.

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Stretch your legs regularly and consider wearing properly fitted compression stockings on a long-haul flight.
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Should I take aspirin when I fly?

Dr Mark Porter explains how to reduce your risk of DVT on a long flight.

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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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Why do warfarin levels fluctuate?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose husband’s warfarin dose keeps changing.

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knee arthritis
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Steroid injections for knee arthritis

Dr Porter advises a busy reader who wants to manage knee pain without an op.

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Cold hands
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Cold hands and feet

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose hands and feet go white and cold.

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