World's Heaviest Woman Lost 100 Kilograms After Surgery In India [VIDEO]
Doctors from India said on Thursday that Egyptian woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, had successfully gone through a weight-loss surgery that reduced her stomach by 75 percent. She previously weighed around 500 kilos and lost 100 kilos at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, India.
Ahmed, 37, the world's heaviest woman, has been in the hospital since Feb. 10. It was the first time that left her room after 25 years. They had to remove the wall, lifted her using a crane and flew her in a cargo plane to India.
She successfully underwent a Laparoscoic Sleeve Gastrectomy and is currently being monitored for further weight loss before going back to Alexandria, Egypt. She is now in on oral fluids and doctors aim to reduce at least 200 kilos in the first six months. Ahmed is now able to sit up and receiving physiotherapy to exercise her muscles, according to the Daily Mail.
Ahmed's weight was brought down to 400 kilograms. Doctors are waiting for genetic test results to determine if a genetic disorder is responsible for her obesity. There's no history of obesity in their family, which is why doctors suspect a genetic mutation may have been the cause.
Ahmed's BMI was 252 when she first arrived in India, which was ten times the normal limit. She was put on a strict 1,200 calorie high fiber and protein diet to reduce the fluids and she lost 114 kilos within a month that allowed the doctors to operate.
She was diagnosed with parasitic disease or also known as Elephantiasis. She also suffers from sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroid, kidney problems and fluid retention. She became too heavy to support her own weight by age 11 and was bedridden for 25 years.
A team of 16 specialists and over eight nurses are looking after her Ahmed. The hospital has provided free treatment to and has spent 25 million pounds in building an infrastructure to house her for the next six months. The hospital has been able to raise around 6 million pounds through crowd-sourcing according to the Daily Star.