Is Mono Lisa Lisa Gherardini Severely Hypothyroid?
Mono Lisa is not hypothyroid by expert second opinion.
The patient below is severely hypothyroid before and after treatment.
- Discoloration of Gherardini’s skin, the thickness of her neck, and her enigmatic smile to hypothesize about her health during the Renaissance time period.
- The cardiologist cites her yellow skin, the enlarged appearance of her thyroid gland, and lack of eyebrows as symptoms to support his theory. He also writes that her mysterious smile may represent a hint of resulting psychomotor retardation and muscle weakness.
- “Second opinion” The documentation of thyroid disease is well known in art history, and this painting doesn’t match the countless other depictions of goiters, or enlargements of the thyroid gland.
- If Gherardini had a goiter from iodine deficiency, it would have been severe and more clearly demarcated in the painting like the other historical representations; a talented painter like da Vinci would have had no problem expressing it.
- Many of da Vinci’s paintings depict women without eyebrows, so it’s not conclusive to attribute that feature to underactive thyroid.
- Typically, having long-term hypothyroidism would have severely affected fertility, but Gherardini is known to have given birth to five children, including one only months before sitting for the painting.
- The discoloration of the skin could simply be attributed to the age of the artwork, as well as the varnish applied by the artist. Furthermore, the painting was stolen and then hidden away for almost three years, and someone also once vandalized it with acid in an act of sabotage.
- As for the mysterious smile and the proposal that it’s caused by muscle weakness.
- There are plenty of people who have an asymmetric smile, but this does not necessarily mean that they are hypothyroid.
Mona Lisa second opinion is most likely correct she was normal and not hypothyroid.
Pediatric endocrinologist gives iconic ‘Mona Lisa’ a second medical opinion