What is in crying ?

P.D. Padmasiri By P.D. Padmasiri, 3rd Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Expressing emotions, be it a feeling of sadness or happiness is stressful. It may be harmful to hold back tears as crying is a kind of consolation and is never to be considered a solution to any problem.

Chemical composition

Shedding tears tend to make people feel uncomfortable and embarrassed but it is important for the body to let it all go once in a while. It has been scientifically proved that emotional tears play a role in time of stress because it contains a chemical which is one of the body's best pain killers. The fact you don't know is that this chemical is note found in tears shed as a response to slicing onions. Tears produced during emotional crying have a chemical composition which differs from other types of tears that contain significantly greater quantities of hormones such as prolactin, Leu-enkephalin, adrenocorticotropic hormone and other elements potassium and manganese.

Form of self-defence

Crying is often a taboo for men whereas the women do so. It is not really encourage and nor is expected of. It is in fact a form of self-defense. The humans are only species on earth that sheds emotional tears and as compared it with women, men feel crying is an act of sheer humiliation. According to latest scientific research, tears help remove the substances that accumulates in the body due to stress. That is why many people feel much comfortable after crying. Men develop more stress related diseases than women do as men tend to hold back tears, because of the common notion that it is not manly to cry.

Kind of consolation - but not a solution

Infants tend to crying as a powerful way of communication. Whatever said and done, crying is the best medicine because it ease your burdened heart and at the same time it eases your heartaches. In case crying less applies to men and let it go as a means of overcoming your burning problems. Sometimes you need a cry. May all your lives be well and happy never to be crying.

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Burdened, Burdens In Life, Chemicals, Emotional Expression, Expressing Feelings, Expression, Good Cry, Happiness, Harmful, Harmful To Health, Illnesses, Overcome, Scientific, Scientist, Self Defense, Society, Stimulant, Stimulate, Stress Management, Stress Relief

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
I am from Weedagama, Bandaragama, SRI LANKA, HR Manager by profession and have 17 years of experience in my chosen field. I am interested in writing on Buddhism, Spiritual advancement, Nature etc.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
3rd Sep 2011 (#)

This is very interesting. Now I know why crying makes one feel better. Thank you P. D.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
3rd Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Steve, for ever supportive comments and also your interest in the article. Good luck

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author avatar juny
3rd Sep 2011 (#)

Crying can give us inner peace,esp when we are feeling so upset and sadness seems to drown us.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Oballesansano for your great interest in reading. I also feel so sad. I fully agree with you that crying can give us inner peace we feel so upset. Good luck

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author avatar Vernazoa
3rd Sep 2011 (#)

My guy friend has cancer. I don't want to lose him. We have been friends since 1988. I feel as though his is my husband. This makes me cry.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Vernazoa. I also feel very sad and it is very nature of our being. Best regards and good luck

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author avatar Saras
3rd Sep 2011 (#)

Wow! I never imagined that a tiny drop of tear could be so powerful and medicinal. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Saras, your comment is very much appreciated. Best regards

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Sep 2011 (#)

Outstanding P.D...

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Delicia for encouraging comments. Good Luck

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author avatar Sheila Newton
3rd Sep 2011 (#)

Lovely article. Though I do think that crying is often part of the solution if you're in grief.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Sheila for your supportive comments which I am so delighted to read. Good Luck !

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author avatar Buzz
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Thumbs up to your article, P.D.:)

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Many thanks and highly appreciate your ever supportive comments, Buzz. Best regards

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author avatar jayababy
4th Sep 2011 (#)

I hardly cry. Good post, P D.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Jayababy. It is about "medicinal crying". Highly appreciate supportive comments. Good luck

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author avatar Maria Malone
7th Sep 2011 (#)

P.D. informative article, a good cry really does make us feel better!

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