Alexandria: A 36-year-old Egyptian woman who weighs around half a tonne (500 kg) is believed to be the fattest woman in the world.
According to a report in the El Arabiya, Iman Ahmad Abdulati said that she hasn't left her home in the Egyptian city of Alexandria since the past 25 years.
Due to her weight, Abdulati said that she is unable to move from her bed. Her enormous size also prevents her from rolling on the bed.
Abdulati also said that she has to take help of her mother and her sister for her daily chores including eating, changing clothes, cleaning as well as relieving herself.
Speaking on her condition and her weight, Abdulati said that she was diagnosed with elephantiasis -- a condition in which a parasite infection causes extreme swelling of a person's arms and limbs.
She also said that she had to even drop out of school due to her increasing weight and had to remain confined to her bed.
Medics have described Abdulati's condition as 'disruption of the glands' which means that her body stores as well as retains more amount of water than required for a normal human being....