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.
根据当地媒体 El Arabiya报道，伊曼出生时体重达5公斤。她被确诊患有象皮病，这是一种引起四肢和手臂极度肿胀的体内寄生虫感染疾病。
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.
Since then, she has remained in her room - totally immobile and unable to do anything as her weight continued to balloon.
Now, with her weight tipping 500 kilograms, her family has posted a desperate plea online for medical assistance.
They fear that she may die without radical medical treatment at Maadi Military Hospital, in the country's capital city Cairo.