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Dr. Andrew Poleszak

Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL
36 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

123 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
No: Peptic ulcer is in a stomach.Duodenal ulcer is in a duodenum.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Pitting edema: When you press your ankles they are marks -deeping of the skin.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Any cancer: You should have upper endoscopy and ct of the chest.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Yes: Try for example olive or sunflower oil.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Probably none: As above , until you are a high suspect.
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
That is fine: All you need is calcium and vit. D. Calcium is 1200-1500mg a day and vit. D 800-1200 units a day.If your diet is normal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
You can not: Chest pain from a heart attack lasts longer than 20min, so can panic attack.If so a patient should call 911.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
You need treatment: Antibiotic and decongestant.If you are on antibiotic yoy might need to change it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Not really: Oral cotraceptives are esp risky.If the is swelling, reddness, tenderness, see your physician anyway.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Weigth change: Dependts on disorder, there are also many other symptoms. Most common though is a weihgt change, esp signifficant.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Yes: You could already developed emphysma. Have spirometry or even better pulmonary funntions test with abgs.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Gradually: Your thining has to change, which is very hard.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Minimum 1300 kcal: Too rapid weight lose can be dangerous.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Just watch it : No intervension is needed at present.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
No: Just behavioral and mood problems.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Probably yes, : But better take a medication.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Yes: Signs of infection and even postnasal drip without infection.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Try high fiber diet : As above.That is the first step.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Some medications : Plus balanced diet stress may contribute.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Probably yes,: But better take the medication, one tablet of Diflucan (fluconazole) should cure it.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Not to much: Most likely it is constitutional or related to stress.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Yes: Depends on your activity. If it bothers you a lot see orho.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Antiantacids: Try over the counter Prevacid (lansoprazole) or similar.If no improvempt in 2-3 weeks see gastroenterologist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
That is fine: We do not known, but if it organic has benefits.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
See below: Low on satureted fats.Also low salt. With perfect diet you can only lowe ryour cholesterol by 20-30%.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
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.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Both: Cut on calories but also exercise.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
In most cases,: But not always.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Low salt and low fat: Some fats are good. Try mediterian diet.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Good: Aminoacids are protein important to your body.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Give you O2: Without oxygen you are dead in 40 secunds.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Raw onions: Cooking, esp frying them it is not good.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 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.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Yes: Yes, to my knowledge. Cosult ob/gyne to be 100% sure.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Rather yes: Caffeine does not affect your mood, just give a little energy for short time.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Carefully: It is a pure sugar.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Depends: Try to run on soft surface (grass) and have good runnind shoes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Muscles: Shoulder blades can't hurt. Start advil, aleve (naproxen) or similar for a few days.If pain persists see M.D.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Massage: You can also do some light streches.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Hard to say: Try antiantacids first. If no improvement see gastroenterologist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Sevserelt diseases: Alchol, fat diet, hepatitis, other diseases. Mainly fat diet.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Many: Mainly avoiding unnecessary chemicals.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
In many ways: Emotional support, trying to understand her, no critism, explanations.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Hard to say: Healthy diet still can be rich in carbohydeatas.Try balanced diet.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Probably none: They are at the same group chemically.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
36 years experience
Some medications: Including antideprssants and antianxiolytics.

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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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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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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