UK Woman dies after losing 63Kg in a Year; Doctors puzzled over 'Cause of Death'
Kaylee Cox may have become determined to go on a diet in order to slim herself down and therefore began to lose an "extraordinary" number of pounds.-
A 30-year-old woman named Kaylee Cox died after shedding 63 Kg weight in a mere 1 year. Till 2021, Kaylee Cox reportedly ballooned to 137 Kg when she decided to lose weight. As per UK media reports, Kaylee Cox may have become determined to go on a diet in order to slim herself down and therefore began to lose an "extraordinary" number of pounds. Kaylee Cox's mother was quoted saying that her daughter had always been a "crazy, funny, bubbly person", but she changed after the death of her grandmother in May 2021.
Addressing the court, Kaylee Cox's mother Christine said, "Kay started to have problems with food. She kept slapping the top of her chest as if food was not going down." Kaylee who was from Thatcham, Berkshire was reportedly was unable to keep down food or drink, She had a gastroscopy, however, doctors were unable to find anything wrong with her. As her health deteriorated, the family became concerned that she was seriously ill and appealed to doctors for her to be admitted to hospital as an emergency patient, however again, they were not believed. The deceased's mother further informed the court that the doctor even tried telling her that Kylee was anorexic, and she was not eating properly.
Notably, Ian Wade KC, assistant coroner for Berkshire informed that staff had genuinely been unable to find anything which would have justified admitting her to the hospital. It is pertinent to mention here that Kylee witnessed unusual weight gain since her childhood. When she was 7, Kaylee weighed 31kg. For the unversed, the UK average for a girl that age is about 22kg. Thereafter, Kylee weighed 95kg by 14, and 137kg by early 2021 when she was in her late 20s.
Finally, On August 30, 2022, when Kylee was at home with her family, she suddenly rushed to use the loo. Thereafter, her relatives found her dead in the bathroom. It is pertinent to mention here that a post-mortem examination could not determine what had caused her death, but said it was likely as a result of a cardiac arrhythmia - an irregular heartbeat. Notably, Kylee was just 74 kg when she died.
Wade was quoted informing, "We know that Kay had been struggling with excess weight for a long time and she either addressed that by being determined or nature, in some way, helped her by creating a circumstance where she found it difficult to keep things down...That kind of rate of weight loss creates real turmoil in the body and my feeling is that this was what was going on and there were difficulties in her body being able to cope with her see-sawing."