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 recommends a healthy driving position for a reader with a bad back.
Dr Mark Porter explains how to reduce your risk of DVT on a long flight.
Dr Mark Porter explains why it’s not a good idea to reheat rice from a takeaway.
Dr Mark Porter explains why you might need a statin even if your cholesterol level is OK.
Dr Mark Porter debunks some myths about how much water we need to drink.
Dr Mark Porter discusses common triggers for migraine.
Dr Mark Porter explains why some people with asthma need to avoid aspirin.
Dr Mark Porter on the paradoxical problem of painkillers causing headaches.
Dr Mark Porter advises a woman who finds sneezing causes a problem.