Medical Expert Says Crying Helps To Reduce Emotional Stress

Dr Victor Fayomi, a General Practitioner at a private hospital in Gwagwalada, FCT, says crying is therapeutic in managing emotional stress.
Fayomi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by letting off a little water. Let your tears flow and where they go, let your sorrow follow.”Overtime, crying and shedding tears were considered bad and usually associated with ill health, grief and sorrow. However, this is not totally true. “Tears have also flowed as a result of good news, sound health, joy and laughter,” he said.
Fayomi said the first sign of life, of a healthy one which must be seen within life’s first minute, was the aggressive cry of a newborn baby. He said it was better to let the tears flow in grief, disappointment, sorrow and when a loving relationship suddenly hits the rock. Fayomi said bottling up one’s emotion could actually break down one’s health, saying that sorrow which had not vent in tears might make other organs weep.
“Crying does not only reduce emotional stress, it also helps to improve our mood.“When we cry, our nasal passage is also cleared as crying helps to loosen up mucus in the nose.
“Children will usually also fall asleep after crying, it stands to reason that crying helps put children to sleep,” he said.

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