World's fattest woman weighing 500 kilos hasn't left her home for 25 years and can't clean or feed h
World's fattest woman, 36, weighing 500 kilos hasn't left her home for 25 years and can't clean or feed herself
Iman Ahmad Abdulati, 36, from Egypt, weighs about 500 kilograms
She is the fattest woman alive and hasn't left her home in 25 years
Iman suffers from a parasitic infection that causes the limbs to swell
Her family is pleading for the president to help with medical treatment
An Egyptian woman weighing half a tonne is thought to be the fattest woman alive.
Iman Ahmad Abdulati, 36, has not left her home in Alexandria for 25 years and is unable to move from her bed or even roll over because of her enormous size.
She relies on her mother and sister Chaymaa Abdulati to help her perform everyday tasks like eating, changing clothes, cleaning and relieving herself.
According to El Arabiya, Iman was born weighing a staggering five kilograms.
She was diagnosed with elephantiasis - a parasitic infection that causes extreme swelling in a person's limbs and arms.
Physicians have also described Iman's condition as a 'disruption of the glands', meaning her body stores and retains more water than it should.
Unable to move properly as a baby, Iman learned to get around using her hands.
By the age of 11 she was too heavy to support her weight standing up, and resorted to crawling around the house on her knees.
Around the same time she dropped out of primary school, tragically suffering a cerebral stroke which left her bedridden and exacerbated her conditions.
Since then, she has remained in her room - totally immobile and unable to do anything but lie in desparation as her weight continued to balloon.
Now, with her weight tipping 500 kilograms, her family has posted a desperate plea online to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi asking for medical assistance.
They fear that she may die without radical medical treatment at Maadi Military Hospital, in the country's capital city Cairo.
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