Ahmed, who earlier weighed 500kg and suffered from a rare thyroid condition since childhood, was treated in India in the month of may and was transferred to Burjeel Hospital to continue rehabilitation from bariatric surgery.
‘Kidney and heart complications, which were previously diagnosed during the course of her treatment, eventually caused her death.’
Complications After Weight Loss
Tests had shown that Ahmed had a condition in which a leaking valve made some of the blood to flow back to the left ventricle, leading to a decrease in the capacity of the heart to pump sufficient blood to her body, and which would eventually lead to heart failure.
"Eman's heart echo revealed a severe regurgitation (leakage) of the aortic valve. We have put her on conservative treatment with possible valve replacement as a part of the long-term plan," Yassin El-Shahat, chief medical officer of the hospital, had said in May.
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Eman's treating doctor from Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, had said most of Eman's obesity-related problems such as severe hypothyroidism, lymphoedema, right-sided heart failure (or pulmonale), severe obstructive respiratory disease, renal failure and congestive liver were under control. However, Eman still needs to be on medication.
Hemal Shah, head of the department of nephrology at the hospital, said that while water retention doesn't usually result in an increase of more than 5-10kg, it was different in Eman's case.