That depends on the kind of crying you’re talking about. Our eyes produce tears of three types…

Basal tears flow constantly to keep our eyes from drying out. Our bodies produce about five to ten ounces (148 to 295 ml) of basal tears each day.

Reflex tears protect our peepers from irritants in the air, such as smoke and dust.

Emotional tears flow when our brain registers sadness or stress, which triggers the release of body chemicals called hormones that turn on the waterworks. Some scientists believe that emotional tears help rid our body of bad chemicals that build up during stress – which is why you feel better after ‘’having a good cry’’. With the possible exceptions of elephants and gorillas, humans are the only animals that shed tears of this type.


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