Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, dies at Abu Dhabi hospital

Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, dies at Abu Dhabi hospital

Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, dies at Abu Dhabi hospital

Doctors at the Burjeel Hospital had previously shared pictures and videos of improvement in Eman's health conditions and said that she was making a positive recovery.

Eman weighed a whopping 498 kg on her arrival in Mumbai's Saifee hospital for treatment in February this year.

In October, Muffazal Lakdawala, a bariatric surgeon in India, reached out to the family to offer his assistance pro bono. She was undergoing treatment at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai where she underwent treatment for severe obesity. "We offer our prayers and honest condolences to the family of the deceas", the hospital said in a statement. Doctors blamed her weight on a thyroid condition.

Eman Ahmed Abdul Atti, who was once considered the world's heaviest woman, weighing more than 1,000 pounds, died at 37 from complications due to heart disease and kidney dysfunction on Monday.

She was born weighing a hefty 4Kgs and was shortly diagnosed afterwards with the parasitic disease called elephantiasis.

According to BBC, Abd El Aty had been in Abu Dhabi since May, following a specialist surgery in Mumbai, India.

She was flown to Mumbai on a specially equipped Air Egypt cargo plane.

In May, she was shifted to Burjeel hospital, Abu Dhabi, to continue her treatment after a dispute erupted between her sister and Saifee hospital over treatment.

She had a gastric band fitted, but the doctors in India refused to continue to care for her after surgery so she went to UAE to get the support she needed.

Her large weight as a young girl caused her to have to crawl to move locations, however, she suffered a cerebral stroke in her teens.

She celebrated her birthday last month surrounded by family and doctors, reports said. It's unclear if she was in surgery at the time of her death.

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