Do people ever get a transient ischemic attack (tia) at age 27?

Rare. While possible, it is quite rare. Certain genetic syndromes, blood vessel abnormalities can result in strokes and tias in young adults. If there are concerning symptoms, such as one-sided weakness, numbness, speech difficulty or visual deficit, you should talk to your doctor.

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How can I recognize symptoms of transient ischemic attack (tia)?

Many. Focal weakness, numbness, speech problem, visual hearing problem of sudden onset, dizziness vertigo, confused behavior. Etc . Remember that by defination they should disappear. Read more...
Can be subtle. It's best to discuss your exact symptoms in person with your doctor. Tias are focal neurologic deficits that last <24 hours. Typical examples are a visual field cut (like "a curtain cutting across your vision"), inabilty to talk or understand words, weakness in the hand, arm, foot, or leg - but a TIA can be subtle and hard to recognize too. Read more...

What causes a TIA (transient ischemic attack) in young people?

Complex issue. Transients events can be due to heart defects, arrhythmia, blood pressure, blood sugar, drug effects, seizure, migraine, or blood vessel disorders. It would be important to have a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. Their may be genetic factors involved, especially defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism. May be a high risk for completed stroke or even death. Read more...

Any advise on lifestyle habits after a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

Ask your doc. The key to lifestyle changes may have to do with the underlying medical condition that may have caused increased risk for tia. Monitoring and treating blood pressure if it is high or diabetes is important. Healthy diet and exercise are important but before starting diet and exercise program it is wise to consult with doctor - avoid bad things like too much alcohol, and avoid cigarettes. Read more...
Healthy lifestyle. General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Read more...

I have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down. Is this a transient ischemic attack? Could this be a tia?

Likely, not a TIA. Positional dizziness is not usually related to a stroke or stroke like symptoms. A specialist in ENT would be a good first choice to investigate the cause of dizziness as you describe. Read more...
Unlikely. If it only happens with laying down, it is less likely to be a tia. That being said, if the dizzines feels like spinning and is associated with weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or seeing, you should talk to your doctor, this could be a tia. Read more...