The weight reduction of the heaviest man in the world is being operated on
The probably heaviest man in the world was hospitalized in Mexico, where he wants to undergo surgery to continue to lose weight. He has already lost 175 of his formerly almost 600 kilos through a medically supervised diet.
Obesity with bad sequelae
With very strong overweight (obesity) threatening serious secondary diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, arteriosclerosis (arteriosclerosis) or lipid metabolism disorders. In addition, the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as a heart attack or stroke increases. For all these dangers, 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco from Mexico has been exposed for years. Probably the heaviest man the man now wants to have surgery to reduce his weight.
Almost 30 percent of the initial weight lost
The 32-year-old weighed up to 595 kilograms before slimming down 175 kilograms through a medically supervised diet in a special clinic.
His doctor, Jose Antonio Castaneda Cruz, told a British newspaper "Independent" that he has "lost nearly 30 percent of his initial weight and is now ready for bariatric surgery.".
Meanwhile, he has been admitted to a hospital in which he wants to undergo a bypass surgery in a few days to continue to lose weight.
Patient had to lose weight before surgery
According to media reports, the Mexicans were initially told that his health does not allow him to be operated on.
However, the previous weight reduction and the reduction of overweight associated diseases have now made this possible.
According to a report from euronews.com, Juan Pedro Franco said: "I have to be optimistic, because if I get depressed, it will only get worse. So we have to look ahead and give everything. Everything we can do has to be done. If they (doctors) help me then I will thank them, and I thank the doctors who take care of me and who support me. "
Physicians have advised the patient on the potential life-saving intervention because of his advanced diabetes and the risk of organ failure, which could help to halve his weight in the longer term.
Heaviest woman in the world successfully treated
However, such operations are always associated with certain risks in extremely overweight individuals.
This was also the case with the OP of the formerly thickest woman in the world. The Egyptian Eman Ahmed had to reduce her weight drastically before the bypass operation. Meanwhile, the former 500-kilo woman weighs "only" 170 kg.
According to the attending physician, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala from Saifee Hospital in Mumbai (India), her treatment may be considered a "medical miracle".
The Egyptian, who had not left home in Alexandria for over two decades due to her overweight and associated illnesses, was brought to India in February for the life-saving operation. (Ad)