February 22, 2018

Egyptian woman, who was world's heaviest, dies in UAE hospital

26 September 2017, 12:43 | Rex Hubbard

Eman Ahmed an Egyptian woman who underwent weight loss surgery in Mumbai. Ahmed passed away in Abu Dhabi early this morning. Reuters

Eman Ahmed an Egyptian woman who underwent weight loss surgery in Mumbai. Ahmed passed away in Abu Dhabi early this morning. Reuters

But after her family fell out with docs at Saifee hospital in May, she was later flown to Abu Dhabi's Burjeel hospital. After having the treatment in Mumbai, she almost loses 300 kg of weight. Her death at age 37 was caused by complications from her weight, including heart and kidney failure, the hospital said. She hailed from Egypt and weighed approximately 500 kg. In July end, doctors at the Burjeel Hospital had shared videos and pictures with the former world's heaviest woman, where Eman was seen smiling and talking to her family. Days before she left for the Abu Dhabi hospital, she had weighed in at 176 the presence of this reporter.

A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for the bedridden Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 37, since her arrival at Burjeel Hospital in May. Doctors blamed her struggles on thyroid issues.

She lost about 325 kilograms (715 pounds) after undergoing weight-loss treatment in India. "We will definitely help her", Swaraj had tweeted in response to the request.

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Following the procedure, which was paid for through a crowdsourcing campaign, she managed to reduce her weight to just 176kg.

Ahmed was in Mumbai earlier in 2017 and underwent a weight-loss surgery. The Alexandria native had dreamed to one day visit the beach again, the Indian Express said quoting her sister. She suffered a stroke and, unable to move or communicate, her weight increased to more than 1,000 pounds.

She had also come to India for treatment in February and under the leadership of Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala in the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, he was treated by a team of 15 doctors. The hospital further said, "Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family".

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