Eman Ahmed surgery case: The woman, after undergoing bariatric surgery in a Mumbai hospital has for the first time started chewing her own food. The 36-year-old Eman was believed to be the heaviest woman in the world at 500 kg. She was confined to her bed and had not moved out of her house for the last 25 years. This led her to suffer from difficulties in speaking and evan swallowing function was difficult. But in February, she left her home to undergo weight reduction treatment in India and then Abu Dhabi. Now almost four months on, her ability to swallow food and not rely on tube feeding has been seen as a sign of significant improvement, reported The Indian Express.
Eman, who came to India on February 11, this year, had undergone bariatric surgery in March at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. After shedding an astonishing 323 kg weight following a series of medical procedures, she was admitted to an Abu Dhabi hospital to undergo long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation, reported news agency PTI.
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Elated over the improvement in Eman, her younger sister Shaimaa Selim said she is praying to God that her sister is able to walk one day. Selim shared that Eman is clearly able to speak out names of their close family members. Furthermore, she is also able to sit without support for some time and watches Arabic shows on TV to pass time, The Indian Express report added quoting Selim. The Egyptian woman is claimed to have come down to a weight of 170 kgs. Now Eman will undergo plastic surgery for redundant skin and corrective surgery for lower limbs deformity as a long term treatment, said Dr Yassin Al Shahat, chief medical officer at Burjeel Hospital, where Eman is admitted. While confirming that she is eating by herself for last two days, he further shared that her EEG done recently is normal and nerve conduction study gives hope for further improvement.
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The doctors at the hospital have claimed that due to constant physiotherapy she is undergoing, her rights limb movements are now gradually improving, the report added.