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Let Us Help You Finally Attain and Maintain Your Ideal Weight Jan 6th, 2021

Every year, about half of all adults in the United States make attempts at losing weight, with health and appearance serving as the primary motivators.  Despite the desire to lose weight and improve health, nearly 70% of adults still struggle with a weight that places them at risk of developing...

How Untreated Depression Can Harm Your Physical Health Dec 1st, 2020

Even prior to the COVID-19 crisis, depression was among the most prevalent types of mental illnesses in our country, with more than 16 million adults (that’s nearly 7% of the adult population) suffering. These days, among the COVID-19 crisis, the CDC reports that one-quarter of Americans are now displaying signs...

How Do Adult-Onset Allergies Differ From Childhood Allergies? Nov 1st, 2020

Do you have an annoying cough that won’t go away? Have you been feeling run down but don’t know why? Allergy symptoms can sneak up on you throughout your entire life, even when you’re well into your 70s. But why? If you have allergy symptoms, Ranjit S. Grewal, MD at...

7 Fall Asthma Triggers to Avoid Oct 12th, 2020

Asthma is a condition that you live with year-round. Unfortunately, each new season can bring about a variety of triggers that increase your risk for an asthma attack. At Houston Family MD, family physician Ranjit S. Grewal, MD offers on-site services to both diagnose and manage your asthma. Dr. Grewal...

How to Stay Active When You Have Asthma Sep 9th, 2020

Anyone who has experienced an asthma attack knows how frightening the wheezing, chest pressure and trouble breathing can be. Asthma is a chronic, lifelong condition that requires forming a collaborative relationship with a health professional to manage symptoms and minimize its impact on your quality of life. Having asthma doesn’t...

Options for Allergy Testing and Treatment Sep 9th, 2020

There are many effective treatments available that bring welcome relief from allergy symptoms. But which type of treatment works best? That depends on your allergy. Ranjit Grewal, MD, is a family medicine specialist who leads the team at Houston Family MD in Cypress, Texas. Well known and highly respected for...

Lifestyle Tips for Managing Your Diabetes Sep 9th, 2020

There’s a lot of attention around diabetes recently, and it’s for a good reason.  Approximately one in 10 Americans have diabetes, and an additional one in three live with prediabetic blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, all forms of diabetes put you at risk of serious short- and long-term health complications, ranging...

The Link Between Stress and Hypertension Jun 12th, 2020

Have you ever noticed your heartbeat pounding in your ears when you’re nervous? Or maybe you felt your heart racing after a particularly strenuous workout. Stress — whether it’s emotional or physical — can temporarily elevate your blood pressure, because it releases hormones that make your heart beat faster. A...

When To Get Tested for COVID-19 (and other FAQs) May 28th, 2020

If you feel like you have the flu, you could actually have symptoms of COVID-19. So should you get tested or not? And if so, when? Ranjit Grewal, MD, and our compassionate team at Houston Family MD in Cypress, Texas, understand your concerns, and we care about your health. We’re...