Once World's Heaviest Woman, Eman Ahmed Dies In Abu Dhabi

Kristen Gonzales
September 26, 2017

Abu Dhabi - The doctor of the world's former heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty - who passed away on Monday - has warned the public of the dangers of ignoring morbid obesity.

In March, she received medical treatment in India and underwent a series of operations that saw her lose some 300 kilograms. "Her condition worsened in 24 hours and she suffered a multi organ failure", Dr Nahed Halawa, deputy medical director at Burjeel hospital, told the Indian Express.

At the Burjeel Hospital, a team of around 20 healthcare professionals were treating her as per a treatment plan divided into three stages.

She was later diagnosed with the parasitic disease called Elephantiasis - which made her constantly hungry. Her family told the doctor that as a child she was diagnosed with elephantiasis, a condition that causes the limbs and other body parts to swell, leaving her nearly immobile. Doctors managed to move her after a wall was brought down to bring her out.

She underwent bariatric surgery - which often involves the fitting of a gastric band or the removal of a portion of the stomach - and was put on a liquid diet. She had celebrated her birthday on September 9.

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At the Dubai hospital, she was to reduce her weight by over 220 pounds in order to fit onto the operating table.

Before the surgery, her family said she had not left her house in 25 years.

Eman Ahmed had been in Abu Dhabi since May.

The hospital said: "Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family". "We have seen her communicating with signs, and when she left from the Saifee hospital she was able to utter a couple of words in Arabic", he said.

Family members and relatives of Eman Ahmad are yet to come to terms with the loss of their beloved.

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