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Doctor insights on: Oxytocin Protein

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Does oxytocin help with autism?

Does oxytocin help with autism?

It's promising: Oxytocin has potentially beneficial effects that are causing us to work further on assessing its value. There is enough info to suggest it plays a role in helping people "bond"/relate & also in decreasing anxiety. I've just begun using it with specific fda authorization in our autistic patients. We'll have more info soon. Limitations include short half-life & the overly dilute nasal spray. ...Read more

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Is buccal oxytocin available without a prescription?

Is buccal oxytocin available without a prescription?

No one: Uses that any more that was used 30 yrs ago, it can be very dangerous, and u can't get it without a script oxytocin should onlky be given by a controlled pump IV in a hospital ! ...Read more

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Does woman release oxytocin whenever they have intercourse?

Does woman release oxytocin whenever they have intercourse?

Yes, and even before: Oxytocin is also released into the blood during many types of touching; including cuddling, hugging, kissing, orgasm, sex and snuggling. The physical effects of oxytocin include increased sensitivity of nerve endings, stimulated muscle contractions, increased heart rate plus the desire to touch and be touched. It is often called the "bonding" hormone. Men also release it during orgasm. ...Read more

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Why isnt oxytocin available for those with lactation problem?

Why isnt oxytocin available for those with lactation problem?

It is dangerous: Oxytocin is used to augment labor, and is also the hormone that is involved in let-down in a lactating woman. It does not really increase milk supply as much as it allows the milk to release. It is only used in labor under very careful monitoring because it can drop someone's blood pressure. Fenugreek, metaclopromide, and pumping are better options to increase supply. ...Read more

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Her fist time being fingered, is the chemical oxytocin released?

Hmmm: Is the finger in question in a vial of oxytocin... Then it would be released. ...Read more

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What can I do to clear my head from the oxytocin high after sex?

What can I do to clear my head from the oxytocin high after sex?

Self Limiting: If you do feel what you call natural Oxytocin high after sex.After sex it will clear by itself in some time and you do not need to take any meds or do anything to correct it ...Read more

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I've read that oxytocin has helped those with autism. Is that true?

I've read that oxytocin has helped those with autism. Is that true?

Under study: There are reports that individuals (mostly adults) with asperger's disorder and high-functioning autism who use inhaled oxytocin so that it gets into the brain find themselves feeling more inclinded to be social, at least for a time. No studies suggest permanent changes, and it is unlikely to be a "cure" for autism, although it is an interest research lead. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hormones counteract oxytocin and how do they do it?

Could you tell me what hormones counteract oxytocin and how do they do it?

Why?: Not sure why you are asking this. Oxytocin is the hormone released by the pituitary gland during breast feeding that causes release of milk. It is also used pharmacologically to induce labor as it causes uterine contraction. If your question is more related to stopping breast milk production after pregnancy, bromocriptine had been used previously, but is no longer allowed for this use. ...Read more

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