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Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is very common, especially in men over the age of 40 and, while it’s usually not something to worry about from a health perspective, it can have a big impact on confidence and self-esteem, so it’s important to consider the potential causes and do something about it if you can.

There are lots of reasons why you may be having trouble with either getting or maintaining an erection, whether it’s down to stress and anxiety, being overtired or even drinking too much alcohol.

If it continues to happen and your symptoms persist, you may want to consider going to see your GP but otherwise, you can address the problem by taking something like Sildenafil Accord.

This is a type of medication used to treat erectile dysfunction, working by increasing blood flow to the penis to help you get an erection. It comes in tablet form, either chewable or ones that you swallow, or in liquid form, as well.

It can take between 30 minutes and an hour for Sildenafil to work, but you can take it up to four hours before you plan to have sex. It’s important to note, however, that taking the product on its own will not be enough to bring on an erection – you will also need to be in a state of arousal in order for it to work.

It’s available in different strengths, but a typical dose is 50mg. This can then be increased or decreased depending on the effect it has. It’s best to take it on an empty stomach as it may take longer for it to work if you have it with food.

If you find it doesn’t work or isn’t as effective as you might have wanted, it’s possible that you haven’t waited long enough for it to take effect before a sexual encounter or you may have waited too long. It’s also possible that the dose wasn’t high enough or that perhaps you weren’t sufficiently sexually aroused.

As well as taking medication such as this to help you in the bedroom department, there are a few lifestyle changes you could potentially make that could make a big difference when it comes to your sex life.

Losing weight can sometimes help with erectile dysfunction, for example, as can quitting smoking, following a healthy diet, getting enough exercise each day and trying to reduce any feelings of stress or anxiety you may be experiencing at the moment.

Recent research from King’s College London found that up to half of men below the age of 50 are experiencing erectile dysfunction, with impotence rates more than doubling in the last 25 years… so if you are suffering in this way, you know you’re certainly not alone – and there is a lot you can to do address the situation.