What is Irritability?
Irritability is defined as an extreme response to various stimuli. It may also be referred to as moodiness or crankiness. Irritability brings about unpleasant feelings that are often difficult to avoid or control. People who experience bouts of irritability are often angry, stressed, anxious or impatient. It affects both adults and children, but tends to be more common amongst infants and children.
What Causes Irritability?
Irritability may be caused by a wide range of factors such as colic in infants, headaches, sleep deprivation, withdrawal of alcohol and drug addiction, colds, flu, ear infection, premenstrual syndrome as well muscle and joint injuries. Severe medical conditions such as viral infections, bipolar disorder, diabetes, head trauma, congenital infections, and cancer may also contribute to irritability in certain personality types.
Irritability may also be caused by deeper psychological, emotional issues. In addition, modern day living – our hectic lifestyles, demanding jobs, social, family and financial responsibility also often contributes to a choleric personality.
Consult your doctor if you constantly feel irritable, annoyed, edgy and over sensitive as it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. It is also a good idea that you acknowledge your petulant behavior and attitude, and address the cause of it. Remember, that you are not only making yourself miserable but also those around you!
Help for Irritability
Homeopathic remedies are a healthier and more natural alternative to promoting physical and emotional balance for the body and mind. These remedies are safe to use, highly effective and excellent for overall temperament, health and well-being, while addressing petulance.
Carefully selected ingredients such as Nux vom, Chamomilla and Lycopodium supports balance and calm throughout the body, and reduces irritability, frustration and tension by addressing the acute symptoms of irritability such as the ‘short fuse’ syndrome, feeling you are about to ‘snap’ or the feeling that you are just irritated and fed up.