World's heaviest woman successfully undergoes weight-loss surgery

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.

A spokeswoman for head doctor Muffazal Lakdawala said: "Eman has lost over 100kg and has been shedding weight gradually on a daily basis with all the treatment and support".

Eman, 36, who is a resident of Alexandria in Egypt, has been restricted to bed since she was 11 due to her weight.

The spokesperson told the BBC that she was likely to lose more weight in the coming months.

Abd El Aty will be monitored at home before the next surgery.

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Suffering from a thyroid problem, the 37-year-old Eman gained enormous weight, which made it impossible for her to move. According to her mother, Eman Ahmed weighed 5kg or 11lb when she was born, but she later developed elephantiasis and became very obese by the time she reached 11 years of age. Because of her excessive weight, he suffered a stroke and faced a series of other serious ailments owing to her weight including diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and sleep deprivation.

Ms Ahmed was accompanied by her sister, Shaimaa Ahmed, and a team of doctors from the hospital. As a child she was diagnosed with elephantiasis, a condition that causes the limbs and other body parts to swell, leaving her nearly immobile. The doctors aim to get her fit enough so that she can go back to her home in Egypt and start a new life.

"She has done well post-surgery; she's back in her room and taking liquids", he told CNN.

As told by the family of the women to the doctors, Eman as a child she was diagnosed with elephantiasis, a condition that causes the limbs and other body parts to swell, leaving her nearly immobile. Eman's initial request for an Indian visa was denied, but a plea through Twitter led to involvement of India's foreign minister, who intervened, and eventually she was granted the visa.

Despite undergoing the Bariatric surgery, which is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure, she remains the world's heaviest person on record.


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