Is Mono Lisa Hypothyroid?
Is Lisa Gherardini seen after the birth of her child hypothyroid? Her swollen hand in the painting may be due to myxedema.
The condition can lead to a yellowing of the skin, as well as goiters, or enlargements of the thyroid gland.
Hypothyroidism could be a “unifying diagnosis” that would explain many features in the painting, including the subject’s apparent yellowing skin; thinning hair and lack of eyebrows along with a receding hairline; a possible enlargement in the neck suggestive of a goiter.
Pregnancy can sometimes be a cause of hypothyroidism.
Muscle weakness and reduced movement “leading to a less than fully blossomed smile.