Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it has to have to thrive. It mixes with these cells nearly 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, resulting in a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, in place of oxygen, then gets carried to the important organs by the bloodstream. To put it simply, carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; when they lack it, they begin to suffocate.
It takes your body a long time to get rid of carbon monoxide; however, it can be absorbed much more quickly.