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 advises a reader who felt faint during a gym workout.
Dr Mark Porter on whether nightmares can be a side effect of taking simvastatin.
Dr Mark Porter explains how blood sugar is measured.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader who wonders whether having their appendix removed can affect their health afterwards.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose husband’s prostate cancer medication may have some alarming side effects.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose daughter has become engaged to the son of a bald man.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader on how to get rid of hiccups.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose husband’s warfarin dose keeps changing.
A 52-year-old reader wants to know if it's safe to stop using contraception now.