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What is the fastest way to lower high blood pressure?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: IV medications

If the high blood pressure is extremely high called accelerated hypertension or hypertensive emergency, the fastest ways to reduce blood pressure is through IV medications including Nitroglycerin or fenoldopam. Otherwise multiple medications can be used to help reduce blood pressure.
It also must be considered that it is not always best to lower blood pressure rapidly.

In brief: IV medications

If the high blood pressure is extremely high called accelerated hypertension or hypertensive emergency, the fastest ways to reduce blood pressure is through IV medications including Nitroglycerin or fenoldopam. Otherwise multiple medications can be used to help reduce blood pressure.
It also must be considered that it is not always best to lower blood pressure rapidly.
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: With meds or not?

Without meds, your hands are tied: all you can do is rest quietly and avoid salt.
However, there are many medicines available to your doctor that will efficiently lower bp. Be advised: it is more dangerous to lower BP too quickly than to have high BP in the first place. During hypertensive emergencies, BP is lowered under ICU monitoring to levels that are still high, but safe.

In brief: With meds or not?

Without meds, your hands are tied: all you can do is rest quietly and avoid salt.
However, there are many medicines available to your doctor that will efficiently lower bp. Be advised: it is more dangerous to lower BP too quickly than to have high BP in the first place. During hypertensive emergencies, BP is lowered under ICU monitoring to levels that are still high, but safe.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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