Dr. Andrew Poleszak

Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL
37 years experience male

Locations

Solo practice

chicago, IL

Address

6745 W. 63rd St., chicago, IL
Directions

Fax

773 7888-

About

Bio

I am practing medicine over 25 years. In private practice in U.S. since 1997 .

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
37 years experience
Yes: It is quite common.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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See belove: Coffee or tea.Also elevate your legs.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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If other causes : Of anemia can not be found-go for it.
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A female asked:
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Many causes: For example: sprain, injury, over use, ligaments problem.Give some rest, apply heat, take nsaids eg. Advil, aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen.If no improv... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Yes: Vodka has plenty of calories, but more importantly other severe negative effects.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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See below: Work on your emotions. Support is extremely important especially from your family or somebody close to you. Psychotherpy could be also the option.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Hard to treat: Most likely this is melasma. There are some medications and creams, but not very effective.Consult dermatoligst.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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What organ?: Bacterials infections are more severe and more difficult to treat.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Ufortunetly you have to take for a while. Do not double the dose.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Many signs: Eating too much or too little. Some people starve and then the eat as much as they can or opposite.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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37 years experience
See below : They have good cholesterol, but also they are hihg in calories.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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They are not : Necessary with proper diet, exept for postmenopausal women who need to take vit d 800-1200 u a day and calcium 1200-1500 mg a day.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
37 years experience
Some people believe: It works. It could placebo effect.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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likely you do not : If the cat is domestic, the chances are extrimely slim.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Depends on the dose: Could be several weeks to months.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Depends on the size of fibroid.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Wait a while: Tampons incease risk for yeast infectoins.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes: You may adjust the dose or even switch to other medications.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Fat is burned the slowest and reguires the least energy to be burned. Try to eat more proteins.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Many causes: Depends on caloric intake, metabolism and genetics.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Quite common in wome: Especiall in older women.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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No way: It has to be gradual. You can try ensure or boost, but it is quite expensive. Try juices.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Many: Depends on disease. Most commonly significant weight change.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Low on salt and fats: Also low carbohydrates diet.That will also help to loose your weight.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Probaply nothing: That's rem phase of your sleep, when a brain rests. Anxiety and stress also can cause it.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Yes and no: Peanut butter is good. It has a good cholestorol. Honey is good, but has a lot of sugar.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Not to much: Talk to him. Gently touch him. In general try to quiet him.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Different: Typically chest pain.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Not to much: Most likely it is constitutional or related to stress.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Gradually: Your thining has to change, which is very hard.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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That is fine: We do not known, but if it organic has benefits.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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In most cases,: But not always.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Not necessary: Bad odor that's h2s. High fiber can cause it. First step is tp cut down on fiber. Also be more active physically.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Signs of infection and even postnasal drip without infection.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Probably yes, : But better take a medication.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Try to run on soft surface (grass) and have good runnind shoes.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Many possibilitis: Most likely: post injury, ligament problem, bursitis, sprain. If persits see you physician. Try first elastic wrap, heat and nsaids for example aleve,... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
37 years experience
Yes,but: Remember that diet shuld be imbalanced.Try to eat usaturated fats mainly. Proteins intake is very important. Also vitamins and minerals.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Carefully: It is a pure sugar.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Try relaxation techniques for the start.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Both: Cut on calories but also exercise.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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You can not: Chest pain from a heart attack lasts longer than 20min, so can panic attack.If so a patient should call 911.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Yes: Yes, to my knowledge. Cosult ob/gyne to be 100% sure.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Minimum 1300 kcal: Too rapid weight lose can be dangerous.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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For example:: Diabetes, high cholesterol, weight gain.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Muscles: Shoulder blades can't hurt. Start advil, aleve (naproxen) or similar for a few days.If pain persists see M.D.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
37 years experience
Try high fiber diet : As above.That is the first step.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
37 years experience
Not really: Oral cotraceptives are esp risky.If the is swelling, reddness, tenderness, see your physician anyway.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Antiantacids: Try over the counter Prevacid (lansoprazole) or similar.If no improvempt in 2-3 weeks see gastroenterologist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
37 years experience
Do not do it.: To use one pound you need about minus 3000 to 5000 kcal. 800 kcal a day may be really dangerous for your body.Do it more gadually.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Poleszak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Poleszak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! We give him aricept 5mg (donepizel hydrochloride)from last 4 years but now he is not able to stand or sit still
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Thank u , I am seeing a othopedic surgeon who is going 2 do impingment decompression as other injections & pt has not worked
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical Academy of Warsaw, Poland
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Melrose Park, IL - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
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