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Mumbai: Obese Egyptian still large for scanner

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published Apr 15, 2017, 12:55 am IST
Updated Apr 15, 2017, 1:05 am IST
Eman Ahmed unable to fit into hospital’s CT scanner for brain tests.
Doctors will soon be starting active physiotherapy session for Eman Ahmed, which involves actual exercise.
 Doctors will soon be starting active physiotherapy session for Eman Ahmed, which involves actual exercise.

Mumbai: Egyptian national Eman Ahmed (36) may have shed 242 kilograms, but doctors treating her are in a fix because they are unable to get her CT scan done to decipher her neurological issues.

Although she weighs 258 kg now, the problem is that Eman still does not fit inside the CT scan machine. According to doctors, a person weighing up to 110-120 kg can be accommodated inside the Computed Tomography (CT) scanner.

 

The CT scan is necessary to find out what is causing the seizures, ever since Ms Eman had a paralysis attack three years ago.  Bariatric surgeon, Dr Muffazal Lakdawala who is treating Ms Eman said she has lost half of her weight in two months.

“So obesity related disorder are vanished from her body. The only problem is that she has seizures, which is a neurological disorder. We are unable to get her CT scan to find out the exact cause, since nobody has the machine where she can be scanned for her seizures,” he explained.

Ms Eman still does continue to face minor difficulty on the right side of her body, said doctors. Neurologist Dr Arun Shah said that she has had seizures twice in a week. “We have given her medicines to control it. We are unable to get a CT scan done to ascertain the exact reason,” he said.

 

As part of her treatment, Ms Eman is undergoing passive physiotherapy, which involves massages to burn fat and for blood circulation. The doctors have now decided to upgrade to active physiotherapy, which involves actual exercise. Ms Eman’s heart, kidneys and lungs are functioning better after weight loss.

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