Eman Ahmed will not undergo weight loss surgery for now – This is how she'll be treated in UAE

The Egyptian woman once considered the world's heaviest is now being treated by a team of 20 doctors and specialists in Abu Dhabi.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: May 09, 2017, 14:09 PM IST
Eman Ahmed will not undergo weight loss surgery for now – This is how she'll be treated in UAE

New Delhi: Doctors at Abu Dhabi's Burjeel Hospital said that Eman Ahmed is suffering from a number of serious health conditions including a 'cardiac issue', apart from obesity-related problems.

The Egyptian woman once considered the world's heaviest is now being treated by a team of 20 doctors and specialists who have prepared a treatment plan that will be given to her during the course of her stay in the UAE, say reports.

However, for the time-being, Eman will not undergo any obesity-related surgeries, Dr Yassine Al-Shahat, the chief medical officer at the Burjeel hospital, said at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.

He said instead, the assigned medical team will focus on physiotherapy and psychological treatment which will help Eman sit on a wheelchair and communicate with others.

Dr Sahat also said that Eman’s psychological condition has improved following her arrival at Abu Dhabi as she is trying to communicate with others, adding that the decision to begin psychological treatment on Eman was taken under the supervision of a speech therapist.

Eman, who weighed 500kgs plus until she arrived in India on February 11, now weighs 176kgs. Doctors at Saiffe hospital said the bariatric surgery and the diet regime they administered Eman helped her has shed more than 300kgs in just over two months.

The 37-year-old Egyptian woman, who will undergo a year-long treatment in UAE, is also said to be suffering from severe bedsores and urinary tract infections.