Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman who is undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital, has already lost 50 kg thanks to a strict diet regime.
The 37-year-old hadn’t stepped out of her flat in Alexandria, Egypt for 25 years and was confined to her bed. Now, just 12 days after she was admitted to the hospital, Eman is able to grip something and hold herself up, a report in Leading Newspaper said. Doctors aim to bring down Eman’s weight by 200 kg in 2017.
How she lost 50 kgs in 12 days?
- She weighed around 500 kg at the time of her admission. Eman has been put on a high protein and fibre diet to systematically reduce her weight. On a strict 1,200-calorie per day diet routine, she wakes up at 7.30 am and is fed every two hours. Unlike earlier, where she could barely sleep for 3 hours, Eman even has an eight hour sleep cycle now.
- Eman is undergoing two sessions of physiotherapy every day. “Initially we did 30-45 minutes of physiotherapy with her. Most of them were passive exercises than active ones, since the functioning of lungs is low. Gradually, we have increased the time period and now we can do a session for even 90 minutes,” told by her doctors.
Doctors said that they are not pushing Eman much as she has hardly moved for several years. Her movements of upper body, which is now more flexible, is believed to be better than her lower body. A matrix rhythm therapy is being conducted to relax Eman and help relieve her lymphedema and improve the circulation of oxygenated blood in her body.
Believed to be the world’s heaviest woman, Eman has been admitted to Saifee Hospital and is being treated for sleep apnea, hypothyroid, diabetes, hypertension, kidney problems, fluid retention and most importantly obesity.