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Why you should let yourself cry

Alexander Alexeenko - 18.10.19

Crying is something many people are ashamed of. However, it can be very beneficial for our physical and psychological health. According to modern studies, women in the U. S. cry more often than men, but for both men and women crying is more important than you might think. Express-News tells you more about why you should finally stop holding back your tears and cry it all out.

Blood pressure

Many people suffer from high blood pressure that can lead to horrible consequences, such as stroke or heart attack. According to studies, crying can lower your blood pressure and steady the pulse.



Psychology says that it is very important to understand your emotions and let them out. The worse thing you can do is to keep negative emotions inside while stopping yourself from crying when you want to. During sad and stressful times, we just need to relax and let all the pain out.


Toxins and dirt

Another useful function of tears is cleaning! Yes, tears clear smoke, dirt and dust from the eyes, preventing you from getting an infection. Crying also helps to remove toxins from the body, that helps to lower cortisol levels. That is why we usually feel better after crying.



Tears actually help us to reduce pain! During crying oxytocin and endorphins are released. These chemicals make people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain.


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