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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Codeine
Health & Wellbeing

Could I become addicted to painkillers?

Dr Mark Porter addresses a reader’s concerns about taking codeine.

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Flu jab
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Should I have the flu jab?

Dr Mark Porter answers a reader who is concerned that the influenza vaccination may offer little protection to older people.

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Thyroid check
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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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Reading glasses
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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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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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