Welcome to the Holistic Wellness Center of the Carolinas – Research Based Functional Wellness


What is Hashimoto’s

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland. This leads to inflammation and damage to the thyroid, which can result in a decrease in the production of thyroid hormones. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) in the United States.

Symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can vary, but may include fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, dry skin, hair loss, and muscle and joint pain. The symptoms may be mild at first, but can become more severe as the condition progresses. In some cases, people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis may have no symptoms, or may have symptoms that are mistaken for other conditions.

Diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis typically involves a physical examination, blood tests to measure thyroid hormone levels and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, and sometimes an ultrasound of the thyroid. The treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis usually involves the use of synthetic thyroid hormone replacement therapy, which can help to replace the hormones that are not being produced by the damaged thyroid gland. This treatment is typically lifelong and the dosage needs to be adjusted over time to maintain normal levels of thyroid hormones. Regular monitoring is needed to ensure that the therapy is effective and that thyroid hormone levels remain normal. Other medications, supplements and herbal remedies may be used to help balance the immune system and reduce inflammation. Most importantly it is key to figure out the root causes of why you have an autoimmune disorders in the first place.

Meet the Author

Dr. Matz DC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Matz, DC, MS, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is licensed to practice in SC, NC, and GA. Dr. Matz is passionate about functional medicine and strives to help patients achieve optimal health. His focus is on helping our members with hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes. Among the thousands of people Dr. Matz has treated include Carolina Panthers football players, PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfers, collegiate athletes, and local and international celebrities. Dr. Matz was a semiprofessional cyclist, and has competed in triathlons for the last 7 years, including completing an IRONMAN triathlon.

Latest from the Blog

Functional Medicineā€™s Holistic Approach to Gravesā€™ Disease Management

1. Introduction to Gravesā€™ Disease Gravesā€™ disease is an autoimmune disorder resulting in hyperthyroidism, characterized by an overactive thyroid gland. While traditional treatments focus on symptom management, functional medicine aims to identify and address the root causes of the autoimmune response, providing a more comprehensive and holistic approach. 2. Investigating Root Causes Functional medicine practitioners […] Read more

Latest from the Blog

Functional Medicine: Addressing the Root Causes of Ulcerative Colitis

1. Understanding Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by inflammation of the colon and rectum. Traditional treatments focus on symptom management, but functional medicine seeks to uncover and address the root causes of this inflammation, providing a more comprehensive and effective approach. 2. Exploring the Root Causes Functional medicine […] Read more


Prospective clinic members can attend a life-changing educational talk to learn more about our holistic approach to healthcare.


Holistic Wellness Center of the Carolinas
Holistic Wellness Center - charlotte hormone imbalance treatment