80% of the human body is made of water and therefore water is critical for our existence. It is important for your body to get adequate hydration or the body will not be able to function well. The intracellular space is filled with water based fluids. Water is also important to for the maintenance of a healthy concentration of the body's vital salts. Only when the electrolyte balance of the body is maintained, can the body function at its optimum.
Since water is also a critical element in excretion, and there is a lot of water loss through both sweat and urine, it is important to ensure that you keep replenishing it. Apart from the intracellular space, water is also found in the extracellular space. However, an excessive water loss can also cause dehydration, in which the water levels in the body get depleted.
Some of the most common ways of losing water from the body include: