Taking blood pressure medications is better than the alternative.
All categories of blood pressure drugs have side effects and these have been minimized by doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. For example, some hypertension medications can contribute to ischemia whereby tissues are endangered due to insufficient blood supply. Others cause erectile dysfunction. Still others can result in low blood pressure, which has implications just as serious as high blood pressure. These are only some of the potential dangers of blood pressure medication.
Alternatives are always better than medications. Infact change in lifestyle and healthy diet can stable blood pressure.