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5 Health Problems That Crying Can Help You to Solve

In the United States, women cry about 3.5 times a month, while men cry about 1.9 times a month, according to the data. However, society often sees crying as a sign of weakness. But if you want to cry, don't hold back your tears. They do indeed have more health benefits than we think.

1. Stress


A 2014 study found that crying can help people relax during times of stress. The results of crying are not immediate, and it could take a few minutes before the body begins to relax.

According to the researchers, crying activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). When activated, the PNS has a calming effect on the brain.

2. Blood pressure


High blood pressure can lead to several serious health problems like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, dementia and even kidney failure. But the good news is that according to several studies, not only does crying lower blood pressure and keep it under control, but intense crying can also stabilize the pulse.

3. Accumulation of toxins


Tears running from your eyes when you cry can remove debris, such as smoke and dust, from your eyes. In addition, when we cry, our tears eliminate toxins that accumulate in the body due to stress. This elimination of toxins helps to reduce cortisol levels in the body, resulting in a lighter mood. Therefore, it is not surprising that we often feel the heaviness disappear after a good session of crying.

4. Mood swings


If you are wondering why your behavior has become aggressive and you feel anxious and irritated lately, then you should know that there can be no definitive answer. Mood swings can happen for a variety of reasons. One of these reasons is the accumulation of manganese in the body.

When we cry, this excess manganese flows out of the body with our tears. This reduces its concentration in the body and, therefore, makes you feel calm and focused.

5. Pain


When we are in physical pain, a few tears often flow unintentionally. This is how the body reduces the feeling of pain. Research has shown that in addition to being self-soothing, emotional tears release oxytocin and endorphins. These chemicals make people feel good and can also relieve physical and emotional pain.

Remember that tears can be shed both because of the pain and the happiness. Do you cry often? Do you feel relieved afterwards?


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