You might have heard of Eman Ahmed, also known as ‘the fattest woman in the world’. She became notorious for her extreme weight that measure up to a whopping 1092 lbs, or almost half a ton to be more exact, give or take a few pounds. The 36-year old Egyptian women suffers from a rare condition that kept her constantly hungry, and she often gave in to the pressing urge to eat all the time, thus gaining this enormous amount of weight.
Doctors Saved Eman Ahmed’s Life
However, Eman Ahmed now has a new chance at a better, more normal life due to life-saving laparoscopic surgery, namely a sleeve gastrectomy operation. The surgery was performed in Mumbai, India, where the woman arrived via a special chartered flight. Almost a month has passed since her successful surgery, and now doctors at the Saifee Hospital of Mumbai report that Eman has lost an impressive amount of 518 pounds in just one month, meaning that she managed to shake off almost half of her initial pre-surgery weight.
This is amazing news for the Egyptian woman, whose health has also improved drastically since the surgery. Because of the extreme amount of excess weight she had, Eman’s kidneys, lungs and even heart were on the brink of failure every day. However, now she feels better overall, and her water retention levels are also normal again, for maybe the first time in her life.
The woman’s health was slowly declining because, besides the Elephantiasis that she was diagnosed with after birth, her morbid obesity also led to diabetes, kidney problems, sleep apnea and hypothyroid disorder. And while she’s certainly not cured yet, she is doing better, and that’s a very important step towards a better life. Fortunately, we live in a day and age where modern medicine can literally work wonders.