Deep partisan divides among the politically engaged. When it comes to the role of government in specific areas, already-wide partisan gaps grow even wider among politically engaged adults, particularly over government’s role in health care, poverty assistance, education, environmental protection and the economy. For example, fully 90% of politically engaged Democrats say the government should have a major role in ensuring access to health care; just 21% of politically engaged Republicans agree. Among less-engaged Democrats and Republicans the differences are not as dramatic (79% of Democrats vs. 47% of Republicans).
Although some people can be asymptomatic, muscle weakness, neurological disorders, osteomalacia and anemia can occur in chronic conditions. Osteomalacia is a bone disease that causes the bones to soften over time. Because the majority of phosphorus is found in the bones, chronically low phosphorus levels -- along with low levels of other vitamins and minerals such as calcium and vitamin D -- can weaken your bones and increase your risk for bone fractures. Depending on your age and other medical conditions, improvement can be see in weeks. With correction of a vitamin or mineral deficiency, treatment and healing can take up to six months.