Blog Archive

What Problems Do Dermal Fillers Correct? Jan 1st, 2021

If you’re ready to look your best this year, dermal fillers offer a fast and effective solution for different skin problems. At Integrative Primary Care in Houston, our aesthetics providers create customized treatment plans based on our patients’ individual skin goals. Take a moment to learn more about aging skin...

Do You Have These Symptoms of the Flu? Dec 1st, 2020

It’s December, and that means we’re officially entering the heart of flu season. This year, the COVID-19 crisis means it’s more important than ever to understand if your symptoms point to the flu or if they point to another viral infection, so you can get the right care.  The experienced...

Understanding the Differences Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes Nov 8th, 2020

More than 34 million Americans live with diabetes, a group of diseases that affect the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar. This condition requires careful management to prevent more serious health problems from developing, such as heart disease or kidney disease.  But according to research by the American Diabetes Association,...

Why Do I Keep Getting Sinus Infections? Oct 8th, 2020

Did you know that almost 12% of American adults suffer from recurring sinus infections? If your sinus infections just don’t quit, you may have chronic sinusitis, a condition that occurs when your sinuses are inflamed for more than three months.    At Integrative Primary Care in Houston, board-certified internist Syed Farhat...

Adult-Onset Allergies: What You Need to Know Sep 6th, 2020

If you’ve lived your entire life without allergies, you may not realize that the bouts of sneezing, runny nose, and red, itchy eyes you suddenly developed as an adult could be allergy symptoms. It’s possible to develop seasonal allergies, food allergies, and other allergies as an adult, even if you...

Why Rest is Important When You Have the Flu Aug 13th, 2020

We may still be in the hot, dog days of summer here in Texas, but with the approach of fall and the cooler temperatures comes the return of another flu season. At Integrative Primary Care in Houston, our team, led by Syed Farhat Zaidi, MD, wants to help you stay...

4 Lifestyle Steps for Managing High Blood Pressure Jul 16th, 2020

If you’re one of the 80 million American adults living with high blood pressure, you probably know how important it is to make positive changes to improve your numbers. At Integrative Primary Care in Houston, we understand how dangerous chronic high blood pressure can be, and if you’re struggling to...

How Annual Physicals Can Help Save Your Life Jun 15th, 2020

Being proactive with your health is very important. Preventing a problem before it has the chance to take over is the best way to stop a chronic health issue from developing. Unfortunately, 133 million Americans currently live with a chronic illness, and more than half don’t receive the care they...

Common Causes of Sexual Pain May 20th, 2020

Sexual intercourse is often described as exciting, enjoyable, and intimate. Unfortunately, about 75% of women experience pain with intercourse at some point in their lives. If you’re experiencing sexual pain, whether chronic or temporary, it could be a signal that something more is going on.  At Integrative Primary Care in...

Homecare for a Sinus Infection Apr 20th, 2020

For many people, spring brings allergies. Unfortunately, allergies often bring sinus infections along with them. If you’re wondering how you can treat a sinus infection when you can’t get to the doctor, our team is here to help. Syed Farhat Zaidi, MD, and our compassionate care team at Integrative Primary...

Options for Allergy Testing and Treatment Mar 1st, 2020

More than 50 million people in the United States regularly battle allergies. Furthermore, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the nation.  If you have allergies, finding the cause is the most important step. Because unless you understand the cause of your symptoms, finding relief can be...

The Difference Between Good and Bad Cholesterol Feb 4th, 2020

Did you know that your body needs cholesterol to function? Although it has a bad reputation due to its link to heart disease, cholesterol is something we all need to live. The difference lies between your “good” and “bad” cholesterol.  At Integrative Primary Care in Houston, our team approaches your...

Here Are the Best Ways to Prevent the Flu Jan 9th, 2020

The last thing you want to do is start off the new year with the flu. Getting the flu minimizes productivity at work or can even keep you out of work for weeks, which can mean money woes in addition to feeling miserable. So, how can you prevent getting the...

5 Lifestyle Tips for Keeping Your Cholesterol in Check Dec 1st, 2019

Maintaining good cholesterol is a key factor in reducing your risk of heart disease, including heart attacks. If you are struggling with high cholesterol, there are several approaches to help manage your cholesterol, keep your numbers down, and reduce your risk of heart disease. One of the more popular ways...

ThreeForMe™ Can Help You Say "Goodbye!" to Wrinkles, Facial Veins, Sun Damage, and More Nov 1st, 2019

A lifetime of facial expressions, including smiling, laughing, and furrowing your brows can cause changes that present as crows’ feet and laugh lines. Aging can also cause veins in your face to become more prominent, and sun damage can cause dark spots. At Integrative Primary Care in Houston, TX, Dr....

Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite and Tighten Skin with Noninvasive TempSure™ Envi Oct 1st, 2019

Cellulite may be one of the most challenging cosmetic issues a woman can have. It can show up at any stage of life, and stubbornly stay on areas that can’t help but be visible if you want to wear shorts, short skirts or dresses, or most swimsuits. How can you...

Thanks to WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure®, Banishing Stubborn Fat Deposits Has Never Been Easier Sep 1st, 2019

Noninvasive body contouring treatments and systems can help melt stubborn fat deposits that you’ve been trying to get rid of in the gym for ages. Even if you maintain a regular exercise plan and consume a healthy diet, pockets of stubborn and unwanted fat remain. SculpSure is a nonsurgical method...

Here's How Microneedling Can Help Turn Back the Clock on Your Skin Aug 1st, 2019

There’s nothing that can be done about getting older, but your skin doesn’t have to look old and tired. There are actually treatments that can turn back the clock on your skin and make it look young, vibrant, and healthy again. Microneedling is a fantastic option. At Integrative Primary Care...

What Can You Do About Sexual Dysfunction? Jul 1st, 2019

Your personal sexual dysfunction can be an awkward discussion to have, but it’s fairly common with men and women of all ages — and more so for those getting older. According to recent studies, sexual dysfunction affects up to 69% of men and 41% of women worldwide. Fortunately, there are...

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective? Jun 3rd, 2019

Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) has grown quite popular in recent years because of its convenient outpatient application and effectiveness in getting your body to heal itself with its own blood cells. If you’re curious about PRP therapy, our team at Integrative Primary Care is here to answer any questions you...

Understanding the Blood Pressure Range and What's Considered Abnormal May 1st, 2019

Recent statistics from the American Heart Association indicate that more than 100 million American adults have high blood pressure. That’s almost 50% of all adults in the United States. If you’re not alarmed by this statistic, you may want to reconsider. New guidelines for what’s considered high blood pressure may...

Even Really Healthy People Are Prone to Diabetes: Here's What You Should Know Apr 2nd, 2019

We often assume that just because a person is skinny, they’re in perfect health. However, even healthy people can develop insulin resistance, a condition that leads to high blood sugar or diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may be more common in people who are overweight or obese, but Dr. Syed Farhat...

Warning Signs of Hypertension Mar 14th, 2019

If you have high blood pressure, you have plenty of company. It’s estimated that nearly half of all adult Americans have some level of hypertension, and it’s a trend expected to rise along with the median age of the country’s population. Deaths from hypertension are also on the rise, though...

Top 5 Tips to Help Keep Your Weight Loss Goals On Track Feb 21st, 2019

Without a doubt, weight loss must be the most frequently abandoned goal in the United States. It may be easy to agree with your doctor that you need to lose pounds for the sake of your health, but how exactly do you stick with a weight-loss plan day in and...