Does it matter how you get your high blood pressure to come down?

A year ago I was diagnosed with Hypertension with 180/120 blood pressure. I was put on medication which lowers it to 145/90 but has negative side effects such as coughing, headaches, gout and others. So I recently tried herbal medicine made from garlic and now it's down to 130/80. So can I continue this or do... show more A year ago I was diagnosed with Hypertension with 180/120 blood pressure. I was put on medication which lowers it to 145/90 but has negative side effects such as coughing, headaches, gout and others.

So I recently tried herbal medicine made from garlic and now it's down to 130/80. So can I continue this or do I need to go back on the medication?
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