Carbon monoxide connects with red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it has to have to survive. It combines with these cells nearly 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, creating a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, then gets brought to the critical organs through the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen. Organs have to have oxygen; when they don’t have 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 rapidly.