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Why Do People Cry When They Yawn
Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more
When we yawn: the facial muscles surrounding our eyes pull tight. This may put pressure on the lacrimal glands--the glands under our upper eyelids where tears are produced. They constantly release tears to keep our eyes moistened. The tightened muscles when yawning forces tears out that were being stored for later. It's another amazing way our bodies protect us! Stay well:) ...Read more
Reflex: It's a reflex phenomenon.nothing to worryGet a more detailed answer ›
My 7th month old baby, looking tired, yawning regularly and totally refusing to eat and is crying.very bad eater.Is it congestion or respiratory prob?
NOT ENOUGH DATA: Meal refusal is a nonspecific sign in a baby and the potential causes are numerous. You don't mention increased work of breathing (congestion,resp problem).You don't mention fever, change in stool pattern, periods of crying,etc. You really haven't given enough information.The public site is not a chat room.If you submit more info it will not be linked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emotional upset: The phrase "having a good cry" suggests that crying can actually make you feel physically and emotionally better, which many people believe. There is a type of chemical in emotional tears that acts as an endorphin that reduces pain and works to improve mood. Although the process of crying due to a personal loss or emotional upset is exhausting and someone under those circumstances may be "weepy". ...Read more
Need more info: Need more information, such as the age of the patient, the situation, etc. ...Read more
No: It isn't okay. Sometimes what someone wants and what they need are two different things. Do you like playing the role of sadist? Dominator? Inflictor of pain? If the answer is "no" - this may not be a healthy relationship for you. It may be emotionally harmful to both of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more
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