Thank you for your question. Pregnancy-induced hypertension is sometimes included under the umbrella diagnosis of secondary hypertension, but unlike most of of theother causes of secondary hypertension should not be taken to mean that it will be with you for life. In a lot of the cases it disappears post-partum, only to sometimes return with following pregnancies.
There are certainly alternates to pharmaceuticals which you can use for now to manage it, and there are comprehensive lifestyle plans available, incorporating nutritional, supplement, activity and stress modifying therapies, that assist you to heal your body so that in the long run you don't have to medicate any more. But these are to complex to discuss via email. I would suggest contacting me for an appointment via our website www.healthnation.co.za or alternatively look for your local alternate health care practitioner who works with functional medicine.
Many thanks and warm regards