What Determines When I Will Start Menopause?

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Hi Dr. Oz. How are you? Good, I'm Karen. Hi Karen. And my question is I've heard that the later a girl gets her period the earlier she'll go through menopause, is that true? That's not quite true. Now a lot of folks think that actually but what drives the beginning and end of our normal menstrual cycle is actually very genetic and so folks actually should compare themselves to their parents to figure out where they're going to belong.

Now there's a pretty good chance that if your mum's menopause is early yours will be too, and there are some other implications by the way of long periods of having menstruation versus not, but when it starts and when ends don't go together.