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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The pill
Health and Wellbeing

Can I stop using contraception?

A 52-year-old reader wants to know if it's safe to stop using contraception now.

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Jogger out of breath
Health and Wellbeing

New fitness programme struggles

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader who is struggling with a new fitness programme.

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knee arthritis
Health and Wellbeing

Steroid injections for knee arthritis

Dr Porter advises a busy reader who wants to manage knee pain without an op.

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Cold hands
Health and Wellbeing

Cold hands and feet

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whose hands and feet go white and cold.

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Eye test
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Glaucoma test

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader whether an optician can test for glaucoma.

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worried wife
Health and Wellbeing

Different size testicles

Dr Porter advises a reader who is worried about unevenly sized testicles in her husband.

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man coughing
Health and Wellbeing

Acid reflux cough

Dr Mark Porter advises a reader worried by her husband’s coughing after eating.

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Peyronie’s is associated with a number of underlying problems including raised blood pressure.
Health and Wellbeing

Peyronie’s disease

Dr Porter advises a reader who has noticed a change in the shape of his penis.

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Stomach ache
Health and Wellbeing

Is it IBS or an intolerance?

Dr Porter advises a reader whose upset tummy is not responding to IBS treatment.

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