Canary in coalmine sounding much fainter
Patients now need two readings below 4.2mmol/L and a cardiologist must initiate treatment. Those on treatment will need to requalify.
Really? The clue is the date.
Seriously though, on 1 April a change was made to prescribing testosterone, following the exact same principle.
The cut-off to diagnose androgen deficiency was reduced by 25% (from 8 to 6mmol/L) and treatment had to be initiated by a urologist or endocrinologist. Anybody already on treatment had to requalify.
Androgen replacement is controversial. Some see it as a panacea