Director of Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Yassin Ibrahim El-Shahat has revealed that a series of operations will be conducted on Egyptian Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who once weighed 500 kg and was considered the world’s heaviest woman.
He said that they had removed the gastric nasal tube and Eman is now able to take her medicine and feed herself. According to Gulf News, she is now able to be mobile with the help of a wheelchair.
El-Shahat added that Eman has also been able to move her lips, speak in full sentences and communicate better with her surroundings. These improvements in her health status were the result of the initial treatment phase.
He added that there was a marked improvement in her overall health and psychological state of mind, as she began to move her feet and legs more strongly.
Her doctors pointed out that Eman began to gradually swallow her food and can now eat two meals per day. He explained that 75% of her bedsores were treated with the medical supervision of the plastic surgery consultant, which prompted the medical team to plan the start of the second phase of her treatment.
El-Shahat pointed out that her weight loss is still ongoing in conservative ways and without any surgery, with a focus on a dietary system, while reducing the doses of anticoagulants and anticonvulsants. According to the results of tests conducted on the brain, the nervous system and muscles, it is possible to get rid of most these drugs gradually.