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 addresses a reader’s concerns about taking codeine.
Dr Mark Porter answers a reader who is concerned that the influenza vaccination may offer little protection to older people.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s question about recent bowel problems and lethargy.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a query about wearing a contact lens in one eye.
Dr Mark Porter discusses solutions for night-time cramps.
Dr Mark Porter discusses whether coffee's diuretic effect contributes to dehydration.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader whose cough has lasted two months.
Dr Mark Porter answers a reader's query about mineral water.
Dr Mark Porter answers a reader’s question about the best supplements to help colds.