Q:
 I am 35 years old with high blood pressure, which I only developed after having my second child.  Will my high blood pressure go away and what do you recommend?

A:
 Some reports show that about 1/5th of pregnant women develop high blood pressure during pregnancy and a portion of those women continue to have high blood pressure after they give birth.  The high blood pressure you developed during your pregnancy may not go away. And, even if it does, you should continue to monitor your blood pressure since women who develop high blood pressure with pregnancy are more likely to have high blood pressure later in life. Like everyone with high blood pressure, you should eat right, exercise regularly, stop smoking of you do and manage your stress.