Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it needs to thrive. It mixes with these cells nearly 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, creating a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, in place of oxygen, then gets carried to the critical organs by the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide deprives your body of oxygen. Organs have to have oxygen; when they lack it, they begin to suffocate.
Your body takes a long time to get rid of carbon monoxide; however, it can be drawn in much more quickly.