Authors, Robin Ferner and Jeffrey Aronson reviewed 785 research papers published since 1946 and determine 15 unfortunate side effects from laughing. Altough Ferner, a clinical pharmacist, did say, “Most of the time it makes people happy, but every now and again it kills them.”
Let’s take a look at these 15 reasons why laughing can be bad.
- Weakened resolve
- Irregular heartbeat
- Cardiac rupture
- Inhalation of foreign bodies (e.g. gum drops, peppermint bark, popcorn)
- Asthma attacks
- Increased risk for lung collapse
- Increase chance of spreading infections due to “exhaled airflow”
- Temporary loss of muscle tone
- Protruding hernia
- Dislocated jaw
- Peeing your pants…
Which ones have you already experienced?