Carbon monoxide connects with red blood cells, robbing oxygen from your body it has to have to thrive. It blends with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, resulting in a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, on lieu of oxygen, then gets carried to the vital organs by the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs need oxygen; when they lack it, they begin to suffocate.
Your body takes a long time to eliminate carbon monoxide; however, it can be taken in much more quickly.