Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it needs to live. It blends with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, leading to a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, on lieu of oxygen, then gets carried to the important organs by the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs need oxygen; when they don’t have it, they begin to suffocate.
Your body requires a long time to eliminate carbon monoxide; however, it can be taken in much faster.