What is Oxytocin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Valentine’s Day always gets me thinking about oxytocin, commonly called the “love hormone.” Although it is strongly associated with women, childbirth and lactation, men also produce this important hormone. What’s fascinating about oxytocin is how many physiological functions, behaviors and emotions are affected by this one hormone in both men and women. Endocrinologists and social … Continue reading What is Oxytocin and How Does It Affect the Body?