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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painkillers
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Daily headaches and painkillers

Dr Porter advises a reader who suffers from daily headaches.

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Giving blood
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How will I feel after giving blood?

Dr Porter explains how long it takes to recover from giving blood.

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shin pain
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Shooting pains in shins

Dr Porter advises a reader who experiences shin pain after jogging.

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Osteoarthritis
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Preventing osteoarthritis

Dr Porter advises a reader who wants to know how to prevent osteoarthritis.

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As many as 1 in 20 people develop back and leg pain (sciatica) from a slipped disc at some stage during their life.
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Slipped disc and sciatica

Dr Porter advises a reader whose slipped disc led to sciatica.

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White flecks in nails
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White flecks in nails

Dr Porter advises a reader who is worried about white flecks in the nails.

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Dry, itchy skin is often worse in the winter months because the atmosphere is much drier.
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Why do my legs itch?

Dr Porter advises a reader whose itchy legs worsen when the weather gets colder.

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The easiest way to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is to use a medical grade antiperspirant
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Dealing with excessive sweating

Dr Porter advises a reader plagued by perspiration.

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Contrary to pub lore sex related headaches are more common in men than women.
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Headaches during sex

Dr Porter advises a reader who suffers headaches during lovemaking.

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