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 answers a reader’s questions about tingling fingers on one hand.
Who genuinely needs to take statins? Read the lowdown from GP Dr Mark Porter.
Dr Mark Porter answers a reader’s question about treatments for female hair loss.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose knee aches more when visiting family,
Dr Mark Porter explains why some forms of tinnitus need investigating.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader with an itchy, red scar what can be done about it.
Dr Mark Porter explains how to avoid dehydration when drinking alcohol.
Dr Mark Porter discusses underlying issues for low blood pressure, and how it can be remedied.
Dr Mark Porter recommends a healthy driving position for a reader with a bad back.