Vastavam Web: After the serious efforts, a heavy weighed woman was brought to half of her weight in two months by Indian doctors. Eman Ahmed, who weighed around 500 kg when she reached Mumbai from Egypt in February this year, has since lost at least 242 kg, according to her doctors in Mumbai. Eman currently weighs less than 270 kg — half her previous weight. “After the surgery, she is regularly doing over two hours of physiotherapy, which has really helped bring down her weight,” said a doctor attached with the team treating her at Saifee Hospital.
According to Dr Aparna Bhasker, bariatric surgeon and part of the medical team, Eman has lost 242 kg since February 10 when she was first carried out of her first floor flat in Alexandria (Egypt) using a crane and airlifted to India 5,000 km away. She underwent a bariatric procedure called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on March 7, in which surgeons reduced her stomach size by 75 per cent in a one-and-a-half-hour-long operation. Prior to that, she had already shed 120 kg through a controlled high-protein and high-fibre diet that nutritionists had especially designed for her.
“Usually, weight reduction does not happen this fast. In her case, the diet designed after her surgery is responsible,” said intensivist Dr Kamlesh Bohra. The 36-year-old woman suffers from a rare genetic disorder, which is responsible for her obesity. Gene tests carried out by a US-based firm showed that Eman had mutations in LEPR gene that confused her brain signals about hunger, leading to excessive intake of food.