Once the world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed who had been undergoing treatment for obesity, on Monday died in Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel hospital. She passed away today in the morning at 4.35 am due to complications from the underlying co-morbid conditions, reported the Indian Express. She was 37 years old and had just celebrated her birthday last week. The Egyptian woman had also undergone drastic weight loss treatment in Mumbai in the month of February this year. So, who was Eman Ahmed? Here are the key points:
• Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty was originally from Egypt. She weighed around 500 kg when she was first brought to Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital to undergo weight loss surgery in February.
• She had later shed an astonishing 323 kg since undergoing a series of medical procedures.
• She later left for the United Arab Emirates for long-term treatment in the month of April.
• Apart from the obesity, Eman also suffered from sleep apnea, hypothyroid, diabetes, hypertension, kidney problems and fluid retention, reported the Indian Express.
• Enam underwent the first bariatric surgery in March. Before that, she was put on a strict diet to reduce her weight so that she could be operated upon.
• The hospital authorities claimed that Eman had lost 120 kg and that she was healing faster than they thought. By mid-March she was able to sleep well and her renal functions were under control.
• She was also paralysed on the right side of her body.
• Eman died at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi today due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to medical experts at the hospital, reported the Indian Express.
• She had been under the supervision of over 20 doctors from different specialties, who were managing her medical condition.