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 on exercise bike in gym
Health & Wellbeing

Why did I nearly faint during a workout?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader who felt faint during a gym workout.

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Dream catcher
Health & Wellbeing

Are my nightmares linked to statins?

Dr Mark Porter on whether nightmares can be a side effect of taking simvastatin.

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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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Inflamed appendix
Health & Wellbeing

Does appendix removal affect health?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader who wonders whether having their appendix removed can affect their health afterwards.

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Prostate cancer treatment
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Prostate cancer drug side effects

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose husband’s prostate cancer medication may have some alarming side effects.

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Balding man
Health & Wellbeing

Will my son-in-law go bald?

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose daughter has become engaged to the son of a bald man.

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Spoonful of granulated sugar
Health & Wellbeing

Hiccups remedy

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader on how to get rid of hiccups.

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Leafy green veg
Health & Wellbeing

Why do warfarin levels fluctuate?

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

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The pill
Health & Wellbeing

Can I stop using contraception?

A 52-year-old reader wants to know if it's safe to stop using contraception now.

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