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Friday 23 June 2017

Health

World's fattest woman loses 20 pct of her body weight

Thursday 09/March/2017 - 08:40 PM
Sada El Balad
The 37-year-old Egyptian Eyman lost a fifth of her body weight - but is still 100 kg heavier than the world's second heaviest woman.

Bed-ridden Eyman Ahmed Abd El Aty had not left the house for more than two decades until she was flown to Mumbai last month for bariatric surgery.

Doctors have now said the 37-year-old had a "successful" stomach-shrinking procedure and has shed (100kg) since her arrival.

The 37-year-old Egyptian patient is taking oral fluids and "accepting them well".
India’s Saifee Hospital said: "The future course of action for the medical team working on her will be to correct all her associated medical problems، to get her fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible."

A spokeswoman for head doctor Muffazal Lakdawala said: "Eyman has lost over 100kg and has been shedding weight gradually on a daily basis with all the treatment and support."

After landing in Mumbai، she had been driven to the hospital in a large truck، and a crane then lifted her bed into the medical facility.

As a child، she was diagnosed with elephantiasis، which causes the limbs and other body parts to swell.

Ms Abd El Aty، from Alexandria، has suffered a stroke and faced other serious conditions due to her weight including diabetes، high blood pressure، hypertension، and sleep deprivation.

She is still believed to be the world's heaviest woman ahead of American Pauline Potter، who weighed 293kg last July.

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