World's heaviest woman successfully undergoes weight-loss surgery

12 March 2017, 12:55 | Robert Harris

World's heaviest woman successfully undergoes weight-loss surgery

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.

Girl statue faces Wall Street bull to fight gender inequality
Bull is seen, as part of a campaign by US fund manager State Street to push companies to put women on their boards, in the financial district in NY .

NWS: Upstate could see snow this weekend
Another windy, warm day is expected Wednesday for the Topeka area, as highs should reach the lower 70s. The brunt of the system will be on Saturday night with rain and snow mixture that will turn to snow.

British PM appeals for United Kingdom stability amid Brexit preparations
The Scottish government have stated that they would need to seek approval from Westminster before holding a second referendum. The PM also used her speech to make clear her support for the Union, insisting it is "not simply a constitutional artefact".

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.

Other News

Trending Now

Jacksonville Jaguars closing in on deal with AJ Bouye
What would signing Bouye mean for Prince Amukamara ? Adding Church into that equation only makes this team more exciting. Bouye to the Jacksonville Jaguars and will not see him twice a year moving within the AFC South.

WikiLeaks Seeks to Work With Companies in Wake of CIA Data Leak
He added that WikiLeaks wants to disarm the CIA's "key attack code" before publishing more material. The hacking arsenal comparises several hundred million lines of code.

British TV streaming service BritBox launches in US
BritBox will compete against the other streaming service for British content, Acorn TV , which costs $4.99 per month. The service carries a price tag of $6.99 a month, with a 7-day free trial to get started.

Sen. Schumer fires back at President Trump on Twitter
Trump has called any developments about links between Russian Federation and his campaign officials a "total witch hunt". Schumer has taken a bite from his doughnut, while Putin is looking down at his with a little less enthusiasm.

Senate Approves Rick Perry's Nomination As Energy Secretary
Vice-President Mike Pence mistakenly called Texas a "city" as he swore in former state governor Rick Perry as the 14th secretary of energy on Thursday.

Kashmiri sportsman held in USA over molestation charges
After the complaint, Reardon said police located Hussain who has been cooperating in the case, the report said. Help me", Hussain said. "The attorney is going to talk to the Indian embassy in the US", Mudasir said.

Snapchat Debuts On NYSE With A Pop At $24 Per Share
It is now 39% down on its offer price - its user growth and other metrics consistently proving disappointing for investors. Shares in the company that owns Snapchat have soared after it was listed on the USA stock market this morning.

Dreamer detained by ICE after speaking at immigration rally
A federal immigration judge will now "decide whether or not she is eligible for immigration relief", the statement said. She says she never saw her brother, a construction worker who was also detained .

Betsy DeVos Is Rewriting History Now to Ignore School Segregation
Either that or those private schools she attended didn't include the origins of historically black colleges in their curriculum. And clearly, she proved once again that she's not qualified to lead us in the vital area of education.

WHO's most wanted: 12 families of bacteria that threaten humanity
Antimicrobial drugs have been used effectively for more than 70 years and have greatly reduced illness and death from infection. However, what few new antibiotics have been worked on in recent years have typically been focussed on gram-positive bacteria.