At Mumbai hospital, world’s heaviest woman loses 30 kg in 5 days

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Mumbai | Published: February 17, 2017 12:34:37 PM

Egyptian Eman Ahmed, who is considered world's heaviest woman has lost nearly 30 kg in last 5 days. Since her arrival in Mumbai, she is being treated at Saifee Hospital.

The patient has been put on a high protein and fibre diet in order to reduce her weight. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)The patient has been put on a high protein and fibre diet in order to reduce her weight. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Egyptian Eman Ahmed, who is considered world’s heaviest woman has lost nearly 30 kg in last 5 days. Since her arrival in Mumbai, she is being treated at Saifee Hospital. Being treated for sleep apnea, hypothyroid, diabetes, hypertension, kidney problems, fluid retention and obesity, she can now blow kisses to her doctors thanks to improved limb mobility, a report by ‘The Indian Express’ has said.

With first surgery only couple of weeks away weeks away, doctors have said that the main target is to shrink the size of the Egypt national to be abled to take her to the operation theatre. Dr Muffazal Lakdawala under whom Eman is being treated was quoted to have said the paper that the first priority is to get her in shape for the surgery. The operation table can take the weight of 450 kg but the width of the elevator is only 141 cm. Eman is currently 151 cm in width, he added.

The patient has been put on a high protein and fibre diet in order to reduce her weight. Doctors have aimed to bring down he eight by 200 kg this year. She weighed around 500 kg at the time of her admission.

As per doctors, Eman is on a strict 1,200-calorie per day diet routine. She wakes up at aat 7.30 am and is fed every two hours. However, doctors claimed to be “walking a tight rope” as it is important to control her calorie content and to balance it out with her kidney condition and the fluid that is being drained out of her body.

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Fluid collection had made Eman’s skin as hard as a stone, doctors said. “Her skin is now soft. She sleeps between 10-11 pm that help her maintain a sleep cycle balance,” Lakdawala added.

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