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.
A 52-year-old reader wants to know if it's safe to stop using contraception now.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader who is struggling with a new fitness programme.
Dr Porter advises a busy reader who wants to manage knee pain without an op.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose hands and feet go white and cold.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whether an optician can test for glaucoma.
Dr Porter advises a reader who is worried about unevenly sized testicles in her husband.
Dr Mark Porter advises a reader worried by her husband’s coughing after eating.
Dr Porter advises a reader who has noticed a change in the shape of his penis.
Dr Porter advises a reader whose upset tummy is not responding to IBS treatment.