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    Date submitted
  • 18-Jan-2017

Menopause App

Abstract

Every woman if she lives long enough goes through peri-menopause and menopause. About 70% of them experience debilitating symptoms that can be alleviated with the correct diet, exercise, meditation and other methods to reduce stress. Each women reacts differently to various foods and supplements and each woman has varying degrees of effects of the symptoms.

Therefore I am proposing to make an app for women going through peri-menopause and menopause where they can record what eat, what supplements or medicines they take, what exercise and other methods of relieving stress they have done each day and compare it to the level of their symptoms each day.

Menopausal symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats where the woman wakes up to soaked sheets, covers and pillows, mood swings, irritability, memory loss, hair loss, weight gain, inability to focus (brain fog) and many more.

Sadly the outcome for some women is divorce, due to extreme mood swings, losing their jobs due to inability to focus or having to leave important meetings due to extreme hot flashes.

If men had to go through menopause there would be millions thrown at alleviating the symptoms but sadly not until the last couple of years when some famous woman have spoken out about menopause has it started to be an acceptable topic to discuss. Yet 50% of the worlds population will go through this sometimes difficult phaze of their lives and hundreds of millions of women are looking for relief and help to get through this stage of their lives.

With such an app, women will be able to keep track of what they consume or do and what effect it has on their symptoms therefore giving them an overview of how to behave in way that will reduce their symptoms.

I have spoken about the idea of creating such an app to my Menopause Morph Podcast listeners and am getting feedback from them that such an app is needed and would be greatly appreciated.

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Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

women from ages 40 - 60

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

This menopause app will help women cope with and reduce their menopause symptoms helping both them and those around them.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

There is currently no real app to help peri-menopausal and menopausal women deal with their symptoms and monitor how their lifestyle is effecting their symptoms.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

I already have a podcast running since the summer of 2015 called Menopause Morph and have interviewed over 30 experts. We will use these experts to spread the word to their mailing list about the app. As I currently have the most popular menopause podcast this gives me an advantage to spread the word about the app to the women in this niche.