Woman Previously Named 'Heaviest in the World' Dead at 37

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According to doctors, the Egypt-national who initially weighed around 500 kilograms when she arrived in Mumbai in February was quickly recovering.

Eman was suffering from underlying comorbid conditions including heart and kidney dysfunction at Burjeel Hospital.

Eman was being monitored in hospital with a view to starting physiotherapy to enable her regain use of her limbs when she passed away. El Aty left Mumbai when her sister clashed with the hospital, disputing her progress and treatment. Rather her health got deteriorated during the treatment, her sister had alleged voicing up against the Saifee hospital doctors.

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. The doctor said only after achieving some weight loss should the surgery option have been considered.

On September 9, Eman celebrated her 37th birthday. According to her family, Abdel Aaty had completed 25 years without leaving her home prior to traveling to India as she weighed 500kg. Eman underwent the weight reduction surgery on March 7 at the city's Saifee Hospital and was put on oral fluids.

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Eman was bedridden for years and her plight first came to light when her family issued an online plea for help.

Abdel Atti's problems appeared at birth when she was born overweight and continued to rapidly grow, struggling to walk even as a young girl.

They were also grateful to the rulers and residents of the UAE for their support to Eman during the treatment.

Ahmed was a citizen of Alexandria, Egypt and was in India earlier this year, where she underwent a weight-loss surgery at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital. However, the news of her sudden death has saddened people all over the world who were inspired by Eman's journey and her recovery.