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 advises a reader who worries about addiction to antidepressants.
Dr Porter explains how long it takes to recover from giving blood.
Dr Porter advises a reader who experiences shin pain after jogging.
Dr Porter advises a reader who wants to know how to prevent osteoarthritis.
Dr Porter advises a reader whose slipped disc led to sciatica.
Dr Porter advises a reader who is worried about white flecks in the nails.
Dr Porter advises a reader whose itchy legs worsen when the weather gets colder.
Dr Porter advises a reader plagued by perspiration.
Dr Porter advises a reader who suffers headaches during lovemaking.