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.

Latest Articles from Dr

Teenagers need more sleep – an average of 8 – 9 hours a night as opposed to 7 – 8 for a typical adult
Health & Wellbeing

How to wake up a teenager in the morning

Dr Porter advises grandparents frustrated by their late-rising teenage grandson.

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Although they can deliver significant doses of radiation, X-rays only account for around a seventh of the average person’s lifetime exposure
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X-ray radiation worries

Dr Porter advises a reader who is concerned about radiation from x-rays.

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A cataract is an opacity of the lens of the eye
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Do I need an operation for cataracts?

Dr Porter advises a reader who is shocked to learn he has cataracts on both eyes.

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Statin
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Vivid dreams and statins

What to do if you have been plagued by vivid dreams since starting statins.

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Weight loss surgery
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Weight loss surgery for diabetes

Dr Mark Porter on the benefits of weight loss surgery for diabetes.

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Dr Mark Porter
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Dr Mark Porter on gout

Saga Magazine’s Dr Mark Porter takes a look at the causes and symptoms of gout.

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