Eman Ahmed, once the world’s heaviest woman who had been undergoing treatment for obesity, died in Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel hospital on Monday. She passed away on Monday morning at 4.35 am due to complications from the underlying co-morbid conditions, reported the Indian Express. She was 37 years old and celebrated her birthday last week. The Egyptian woman had also undergone weight loss treatment in Mumbai in the month of February this year. According to an official spokesperson, Eman had shown improvement in emotional and psychological growth parameters while she was undergoing treatment. Eman suffered from kidney dysfunction and heart disease that worsened her condition in the last few days. A hospital official was quoted by the Indian Express as saying, “She had been under supervision of 20 doctors from different specialties.”
In the month of May, Eman was admitted to an Abu Dhabi hospital to undergo long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation after a drastic weight-loss operation in Mumbai, reported PTI. She weighed about 500 kilogrammes when she went for surgery in Mumbai in February. She had later shed an astonishing 323 kg since undergoing a series of medical procedures.
In the month of March, she underwent her first bariatric surgery in which doctors reduced two-third of her stomach size. Her genetic tests showed that she has a rare gene mutation that cannot be cured through surgery.