What are the causes of irritability and anger, and when should a doctor be consulted?



Do you feel irritable and angry?  Did this go on longer than usual?

 Life pressures are great, and it is normal to feel angry, sad, depressed, anxious, and other negative feelings from time to time.

 But if you notice that this is prolonged, or has become clearly frequent.  The reason may be a health problem, or taking certain medications, which causes you to become irritable.

 There are several reasons that may lead to irritability and irritability, ranging from lack of sleep to taking certain medications.

 Causes of irritability and anger:

 Lack of sleep:

 If you want to get as good a mood as possible, make the night's sleep a priority.

 Aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night, instead of just 5-6 hours!

 We have previously talked about the effect of lack of sleep on the body.  And how can we enhance the quality of sleep at night.

 Getting a good sleep rate is critical to a healthy mind.  So when you feel tired and tired, you will become irritable and irritable.


 When you start forgetting the little things, like a conversation or where you put your keys, it's natural to feel frustrated and stressed!

 But you should not think that it is the beginning of Alzheimer's unless accompanied by other obvious symptoms, you need to consult a doctor.

 You can learn more about the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, at the link here.

 Chronic pain:

 Man by nature is arrogant with pain, and does not like to admit it and give in to it.  Instead, the person appears irritable and irritable.

 Onset of depression symptoms:

 There are many, many different degrees of depression.  Ranging from simple transient cases.  It is a part of normal human life.  To severe cases that affect his lifestyle and need treatment.

 In some cases, some types of antidepressant medications may exacerbate the problem of agitation and anger.

 Anxiety states:

 Worrying about a particular topic or the deadline for something is enough to put a person on edge.  But people with anxiety disorders feel this way all the time.

 Excessive consumption of stimulants and caffeine:

 Caffeine is a chemical that has a stimulating effect on the brain.

 Caffeine is a stimulant and when it is withdrawn from the body, its concentrations decrease.  You may feel tired and irritable.

 You may become cranky if you are addicted to coffee and do not get enough of it.

 Drinking more coffee, makes you irritable and angry.  And it doesn't make up for the lack of sleep, if you didn't get enough rest last night!

 Cardiac failure:

 Individuals with heart failure will be tired and preoccupied with themselves, their medications, and their health, enough to put anyone on edge.

 Heart failure is a chronic health problem, when the heart enlarges and has difficulty pumping enough blood to meet the body's needs.

 It may cause shortness of breath, swelling in the feet, and other symptoms.

 On the other hand, heart problems affect the amount of blood flow to the brain (which controls emotions).  Thus, anything that obstructs the blood supply to the brain, especially the frontal lobe, can make you feel irritable and irritable.

 Premenstrual disorders:

 Many women experience mood swings a couple of days before menstruation begins.  But if the premenstrual symptoms are severe.  The woman may suffer from premenstrual syndrome.  So that her symptoms are more severe.

 Before menopause:

 Sometimes, before a woman begins menopause, rapid fluctuations in the level of hormones occur.  This leads to symptoms such as lack of sleep, hot flashes, irritability and irritability.

 In fact, the problem of irritability and irritability is one of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women.

 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome:

 A person with ADHD may begin to collapse if you pressure them to finish tasks.  While he finds it impossible to focus!

 This patient may feel irritable and irritable, because he is unable to finish his tasks.  He is asked to do more than he can.  And medications to treat this disease or medications to treat bipolar disorder, both of which can cause irritability and irritability, due to the way medications affect the brain and nervous system.

 Concussion or stroke:

 A head injury can cause a concussion, even if the person does not lose consciousness.  In addition to dizziness and heaviness in the head, watch out for permanent mood swings after a head injury.

 Or when having a stroke and damage to any part of the brain.  Especially the part that helps control emotions.  This may lead to agitation and emotional disturbances.

 If you notice any change in the patient's personality.  And if he becomes more irritable after a head injury, and there is no other reason to explain this.  Be careful and really pay attention to your brain health, and see a doctor.


 Some over-the-counter supplements that increase the metabolic rate cause increased sweating, irritability, and irritability.

 On the other hand, not getting enough food and hunger, makes a person irritable as well.

 Some medicines that require a prescription:

 Watch for mood swings as a side effect of some of the new medications your doctor has prescribed for you recently.

 for example:

 Prednisolone, which is used to treat some health problems such as asthma and allergic conditions.

 Taking high doses of prednisolone is an example of a drug that causes irritability, agitation, and anger.

 Or take statins that lower cholesterol.  One of its side effects may cause mood swings and behavior.  It makes a person irritable, angry and aggressive.


 If the thyroid gland begins to produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism).  This may lead to the emergence of some symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, irritability and anger.

 Narcissistic personality disorder:

 A person with narcissistic personality disorder has a higher sense of grandiosity and self-importance than a normal person without a mental disorder.

 In this case, the patient tends to talk about himself a lot.  And if he does not receive the same attention from others, and does not receive the affirmation of his greatness.  Or if he gets exhausted, loses his temper and gets irritable quickly.

 Take drugs:

 A person who uses drugs and misuses pharmaceutical drugs, especially alcohol and cocaine, may feel irritable and irritable when the drug is withdrawn.

 Alcohol consumption increases dopamine levels in the brain.  Thus, when dopamine levels drop again, they return to the normal limit, and the feeling of euphoria disappears with it.  The addict feels withdrawal symptoms, irritability and irritability.

 Alcohol may have a temporary sedative effect at first.  But whenever there are fluctuations in the levels of alcohol in the blood, the person feels irritable and irritable and the need for alcohol again.


 When a person develops autism, the unplanned changes that may occur, become difficult to control and deal with.

 A slight disruption in your regular schedule and routine, may be enough to annoy and irritate you.

 Examples of symptoms associated with autism include aggression, exaggerated reactions to loud noises or noise, and even self-harm.

 Blood sugar level fluctuations:

 A large imbalance and fluctuations in the level of sugar in the blood, may lead to changes in behavior.

 You may find yourself feeling angry, crying and confused.

 And if a person has diabetes, he may not feel the mild symptoms of hypoglycemia.  It goes directly to the more serious symptoms.

 Wilson's disease:

 Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder that causes copper to accumulate in the body.  And its dangerous effects include mental fluctuations.  As a result, changes in mood, personality and behavior are very common.

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