|Pure and Applied Science / Translational
|Natural products Alternative therapies Complimentary medicines
Aims and Objectives
The aim of this workshop it to discuss the natural products that are being used to treat urinary incontinence, including Chinese herbal remedies and plant extracts such as phytoestrogens and saw palmetto. The main objective is to provide an understanding of the mechanisms of action of these natural products, their adverse effects and their interactions with other drugs. The workshop will also cover other treatments such as cranberries as natural products to reduce catheter infections. Finally, lubricin, a natural product will be presented as a potential alternative treatment on the horizon. The workshop will use Interactive online polling, quizzes and Q&A.
- To weigh the evidence for efficacy of common natural products used in treating urinary disorders.
- To understand the various mechanisms involved in the therapeutic and adverse actions of natural products.
- To consider the mechanisms of action of new potential future therapies such as lubricin.