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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Reading glasses
Health & Wellbeing

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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Leg cramps
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Quinine for night-time cramps

Dr Mark Porter discusses solutions for night-time cramps.

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Cup of coffee with a glass of water
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Does coffee cause dehydration?

Dr Mark Porter discusses whether coffee's diuretic effect contributes to dehydration.

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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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Tap water vs bottled water
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Mineral water vs tap water

Dr Mark Porter answers a reader's query about mineral water.

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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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urine test
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Health Q&A: blood traces in urine

Dr Mark Porter answers a reader’s question about traces of blood in a routine urine test.

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Pins and needles
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Health Q&A: pins and needles

Could an elbow injury cause lingering pins and needles?

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Sources of co-enzyme Q10
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Q10 supplement with statins

Do you need a Q10 supplement if you take statins?

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