I have a health interest that from what I can tell seems to be largely ignored by the QS community. Maybe I'm wrong and if so someone please tell me where to find what I am looking for. Or, I hope that some brilliant Silicon Valley type entrepreneurs will see this and create something to meet the needs of myself and many others.
Like at least 40% of the adult female population, I suffer from uterine fibroids (benign growths in the uterus). One of the causes is excess estrogen especially compared to the levels of progesterone in the body. I would like to have an app/device to use a QS approach to track my hormone levels (ideally on a daily basis) and map them against factors like what I eat, what supplements I take, how much I exercise, how much I sleep, subjective measures of how my fibroids are doing (hurt or don't hurt, feels hard or soft), ultrasound measures of the fibroids that I get from doctors' visits, lifestyle changes like giving up dairy, etc. Plus tracking against the natural ebb and flow of fibroids with the menstrual cycle to see if my pattern is normal or not. With that kind of information, I could hone in on what makes the fibroids better or worse and then shrink those suckers!
This kind of information would be useful not just for uterine fibroid sufferers, but also for fertility, weight loss, health after menopause, and other things that many, many women care about. In other words, for all you potential entrepreneurs reading this, there is a lot of money to be made for someone who could create a product like this that would help women take charge of their hormonal health.
Theoretically I don't think it would be that difficult. Indeed the ClearBlue Fertility monitor is a device that measures estrogen and luteinizing hormone using urine. http://amzn.to/1FOWA8C But this device doesn't give the numbers I would need for a QS approach and doesn't gather info every day of the month. But it does show that there ought to be some way to get my hands on hormone data on a consistent basis that I can work with rather than relying on expensive saliva tests that have to be sent to a lab.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!