Pic shows: Iman Ahmad Abdulati.
An Egyptian woman is believed to be the fattest woman alive after her weight reached an incredible 79 stone.
Iman Ahmad Abdulati, 36, from Alexandria in northern Egypt, who now weighs 78.7 stone (1,102 lbs or around 500 kilogrammes), said she had not left home for 25 years because of her weight problem, and sitting at home all day she simply got fatter and fatter.
She said that enquiries at local hospitals by her family had not bought a solution, but after her sister Chaymaaâ Ahmad Abdulati went public with the problem, she is now hoping to get help.
Chaymaa said that the household consists of her and her sister and their mother and that their father had died when the girls were young.
Mother and daughter said a lot of their time is spent trying to care for Iman, including feeding and cleaning her and providing her with help in going to the toilet, as she could no longer walk there.
They said that the woman had ended up at home from the age of 11 after suffering what they believe was a stroke that left her bedridden.
Prior to that Imanâs problem appeared at birth when she was born weighing 5 kilogrammes (11 lbs) and had continued growing, struggling to walk even as a young girl because of her weight and then eventually suffering a stroke after which there was no chance for her to lose any weight.
She never attended school because of her weight problem, and medics believe her condition is caused by a fluid retention problem meaning that large amounts of extra water are being retained in her body.
A 36-year-old woman in northern Egypt hasn’t left her home in 25 years due to her size— she weighs 1,102 pounds.
Iman Ahmad Abdulati is now hoping to get help, Central European News (CEN) reported.
Iman’s sister, Chaymaa’ Ahmad Abdulati, went public with the problem after her family visited local hospitals in search of help but didn’t find a solution. Chaymaa’ and the girls’ mother spend most of their time caring for Iman, including feeding and cleaning her and helping her go to the toilet, as she can no longer walk.
Iman weighed 11 pounds at birth and struggled with her weight throughout her childhood. Then, when she was 11, she suffered what her family believes was a stroke and became bedridden. Iman never went to school because of her weight problem.
According to CEN, medics believe her condition is caused by a fluid retention problem, meaning her body is retaining large amounts of extra water.