Physiology of Crying


Nahiara M., Staff Writer


Our emotions are something we can’t control and can be confusing sometimes. But have you ever wondered how feeling these emotions may affect you? Well, believe it or not, they do affect you, such as crying. 

     Crying is an emotion we are all familiar with but studies have shown that it can do some great things for us mentally and physically. Not only is crying a human response to frustration and sorrow it is a healthy one. Not only does it make you feel less stressed, but it can also prevent cardiovascular diseases and stress-related disorders. They also say that it can clear acne caused by stress. Not only does it do all of that,  but even lowers blood pressure. In addition to this tears remove toxins from your body. One last thing is that it reduces manganese levels in the blood. 

     As for the more emotional side of crying, it can do many things. Such as taking “weight” off your chest. Not only that but you can embrace your emotions and find that you may feel more connected to people emotionally if you start truly feeling your emotions and not hiding them. Crying is an important social function that shows us how strong relationships can be and can help us better communicate with others. Overall crying is both a physical and emotional release that helps humans start over with a blank slate. 

In conclusion, science has shown us the benefits of crying and what it can do for your mental and physical health.