Am J Pharmacol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

Probiotics & Prebiotics’ Role in Treating Constipation and Hemorrhoid Pain

Ananya P1, Avijit M1, Saumya D1, Piyush V2, Sapna K2, Anmol K1 and Padma CB2*

1Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology (Pharmacy Institute) 19, Noida, India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi, India

*Correspondance to: Padma Charan Behera 

Fulltext PDF


The prevalence of constipation is increasing day by day in today’s world because of unhealthy lifestyle patterns and stress, which result in hard stools slowing the gut transit time. Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, have swollen veins around the anus and can occur because of chronic constipation. Probiotics and prebiotics present today can be very useful in treating gut problems. Functional gastrointestinal problems have been linked to the existence of gut microbiota such as Bifidobacterium, Clostridium, Bacteroidetes, and Lactobacilli, and prebiotics may contribute to this presence. Prebiotics, when combined with probiotics, can increase the benefits, and improve the consistency of the stool. Many prebiotic and probiotic marketed formulations are available, and many of them demonstrated improvement in stool consistency, colon cancer, IBD, hemorrhoids, and other conditions. There are some disadvantages, like headaches due to the presence of amines, an increase in the histamine level, bloating, and a risk of infection. If this symptom occurs, the probiotics should be stopped immediately.




Ananya P, Avijit M, Saumya D, Piyush V, Sapna K, Anmol K, et al. Probiotics & Prebiotics’ Role in Treating Constipation and Hemorrhoid Pain. Am J Pharmacol. 2023; 6(1): 1036..

Subscribe to Our Newsletter