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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...