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Taniya Dutta


The world’s heaviest woman has lost over half her weight in just a month since surgery, doctors have revealed.

Eman Ahmed, 36, had topped a whopping 78 stone before she was airlifted to India for life saving operation in March.

But doctors at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai have now revealed she now weighs 41 stone after life saving surgery and a stringent diet.

They are astonished by her progress after detecting she had a rare genetic disorder which meant she was constantly hungry.

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Dr Muffazal Lakdwala, the doctor heading the team of surgeons said: “The extent of the post-surgical recovery was beyond his expectations. The surgery and a special diet has helped her lose 242kg (or 50%) since she landed in India.

“The weight loss has also dramatically improved her health.

“Eman’s heart, kidneys and lungs are functioning better and her water retention levels are under control.”

Eman from Alexandria, Egypt, was born weighing a staggering 11 lbs and was shortly diagnosed afterwards with the parasitic disease called Elephantiasis.

She also suffers from sleep apnea, hypothyroid, diabetes, hypertension, kidney problems, fluid retention and most importantly obesity

By the time she turned 11, she was too heavy to support her weight standing up, and resorted to crawling in her home on her knees.

Eventually she lost the strength to move on her own and was bedridden for 25 years.

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The Indian hospital then offered her the surgery but it was required for a wall of her room to be brought down to help her bring out.

Eman was flown by a cargo plane from her home and then moved by the crane to the hospital on February 10.

She was accompanied by her sister, Shaimaa Ahmed, and a team of doctors from the hospital.

On her arrival, her body mass index was 252 – ten times the normal limit and water accounted up to 15 stone of her total weight.

She was put on a strict 1200-calorie high fibre and protein diet to reduce fluids in her body and lost a staggering 18 stone within a month.

Doctors could then carry out the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery on March 7th.

A team of 16 specialists and over eight nurses are looking after her. The hospital is providing free treatment to Eman and already has spent 25 million pounds in building an infrastructure to house Eman for the next six month.

The hospital has so far collected around 6 million pounds through crowd-sourcing.