a very little beta blocker AND/OR nitroglycerin or nitric oxide [Alfred Nobel prize] can drop 20-40% BP in minutes for most cases along with control of salt, caffein, spicy, sugar and alcohol intake. Secondary choice is calcium blocker or other rare blockers in some cases.
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