Not only might laughter not be the best medicine, it could be one of your health’s bigger threats.
Not only laughter might not be the best medicine, it could possibly be a threat to your health!
According to a recent study the act of laughing has been linked to incontinence, asthma attacks, and even heart ruptures.
Researchers from the University of Oxford and City Hospital Birmingham poured through nearly 70 years of reports that pertained to the benefits and damages laughter had brought over the years.
For some, it was the good times that cost them their lives.
One woman laughed so hard her heart started to race and she collapsed, unable to be revived.
Several others didn’t die, but did have some pretty big health scares.
It wasn’t uncommon for people to take a deep inhale before letting out a guffaw and ended up having an asthma attack instead.
Sharply breathing in also led to numerous cases of individuals swallowing foreign objects and choking.
Conditions as extreme as torn gullets and hernias have also occurred.
Mostly however, the researchers found it is good for us.
Laughter has been shown to loosen blood vessels and relax stiff arteries.
It’s also been declared responsible for decreased risks of heart disease.